The Development Law Service

LEGN assists Peru with food losses and waste legislation


The Development Law Service (LEGN), together with the Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, supports the development of legislation to prevent and reduce food losses and waste in the region. In 2019, this strategic partnership succeeded in the adoption of the Food Losses and Waste Law in Peru (Law No. 30988, 23 July 2019). The Law aims to tackle food waste at all stages of the food chain, from primary production to human consumption. To achieve this objective, the Law appoints the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation as the authority primarily responsible for its implementation through inter-sectoral coordination. On 13 March 2020, a set of implementing Regulations were approved, which provide details on the institutional coordination and the strategic actions that all actors involved in the fight against food losses and waste should take.