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

Evaluation of micronutrient losses from postharvest food losses (PHL) in Kenya, Cameroon and India – Implications on micronutrient deficiencies in children under 5

Douala (Cameroon), 14/09/2017

This seminar organized by the FAO Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN) will present the project on food losses and waste (FLW) and Nutrition developed by the Nutrition Assessment and Scientific Advice team (ESNA) with support from the Save Food Team.

Currently there are initiatives to increase food and nutrient supplies to feed 9 billion people in the world. However, until recently, the reduction in PHL as a means to avail more food & nutrients for human consumption has not been widely taken into account.

This project is intended to investigate potential linkages between human nutrition and FLW, in order to demonstrate that making available more nutrients supply in the food system through reductions in PHL, could potentially be a sustainable source of food supply in a country.

The seminar will provide an opportunity to interact with experts from different aspects of food system and nutrition, to seek feedback on ways to improve the proposed methodology to generate more high quality data for stakeholders and decision makers working across the food system.

Further details to come soon.