Program of Brazil-FAO International Cooperation

Food loss and waste reduction is theme of webinar

The virtual event will be held on April 11 with experiences from Chile and Colombia.

Brasilia, Brazil, April 8, 2024 - Discussing solutions and challenges to reduce food losses and waste in social protection programmes, especially in the context of school feeding, is the objective of a webinar to be held on April 11. The organization of this virtual event is led by the FAO Representation in Colombia and the Food Coalition.

The initiative is supported by the Sustainable School Feeding Network (RAES), a strategy driven by the Government of Brazil, through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and the National Fund for Educational Development (FNDE), with the support and secretariat of FAO, through the project Regional Agenda for Sustainable School Feeding in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The aim of the webinar is to promote dialogue and knowledge of strategies focused on measuring and preventing food waste in social protection programmes, especially in the school food environment.

The first webinar in this series of exchanges addressed the importance of regulatory frameworks to strengthen school feeding and promote the guarantee of the human right to adequate food. The second addressed the link between public procurement from family farming and school feeding.

Food Coalition 

In 2021, Colombia, Ecuador, and El Salvador, through FAO representations and in conjunction with national governments, expressed interest in developing the project “Strengthening school feeding programmes during and after the COVID-19 pandemic,” which seeks to unite efforts to strengthen and scale up school feeding programmes through the Sustainable Schools methodology in order to contribute to the guarantee of human right to adequate food. The three countries are supported by the Food Coalition in the implementation of this methodology, developed by the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation in 2012 and already present in 14 countries.

The Food Coalition promoted by FAO is a global alliance of multiple stakeholders to respond to and recover from COVID-19. This initiative aims to mobilize financial resources, innovations, and technical competencies, promote advocacy activities, and establish a neutral space for dialogue among a variety of key stakeholders in support of the countries that need it most.

More information:

Event: Sustainability: strategies for the prevention and measurement of food waste and losses in social protection programmes
Date: April 11, 2024 
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 (Barbados)
16:00 - 18:00 (Italy).
Virtual event through Zoom platform 
There will be translation for Spanish, English and Portuguese