Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste


Hybrid Event, 10/02/2021

CFS 47 - Online side event (13:00 – 14:15 CET)  

Food loss and food waste (FLW) are symptoms of larger inefficiencies in agri-food systems. Food losses, in particular, have negative impacts on food security, as well as on economic development and environmental sustainability. Innovation plays a critical role in stepping up the fight against FLW, toward addressing agri-food systems transformation.

This event will discuss technological and digital innovations in food loss reduction as well as the role of data-driven solutions in helping to reduce food loss, toward informing policy and decision making in transforming agri-food systems. Requirements for further unlocking the potential of innovation to scale up food loss reduction will also be discussed.




Tentative agenda


Moderator - Máximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


13:00 Opening Remarks

Máximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist, FAO



Innovations to reduce food loss and waste - Perspectives and examples from a think tank.

Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank, United States of America

Innovations to reduce food loss: Experience from an African private sector entity.

Timothy Laku, Chief Technology Officer, Bringo Fresh, Uganda

Innovations to reduce food loss and waste.

Pete Pearson, Food Loss and Waste Director, World Wildlife Fund

A country perspective on innovation to reduce food loss.

S Joni Munarso, Senior Researcher for Indonesia Centre for Agricultural Postharvest

Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Indonesia 

Data-driven solutions to influence food loss reduction policy

Lina Salazar, Senior Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

Perspectives on innovation to reduce food loss.

Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems, The World Bank


13:45 Questions and Answers


14:10 Wrap-up by the moderator


14:15 Close