New online platform fosters efforts to curb food losses through information sharing
24 October 2014, Rome – FAO estimates indicate that more than 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger. Think about that figure for a second. With this number in mind, the next figures may be a bit astonishing. It is also estimated that roughly 30 percent of global food production. That is, 40-50 percent of root crops, fruits and vegetables; 20 percent of oilseeds, meat and dairy products; and 35 per cent of fish, is either lost or wasted. This amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes of wasted food. In other words, it is enough food to potentially feed 2 billion people.

Tony Bennett, is part of the Agro Food Industries Group at FAO in Rome. He is part of a team that is working on an a new and innovative project that – for the first time – brings together a range of stakeholders and resources and allows them to share experiences and best practices.
5min. 23sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Nutrition
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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