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

Workshop on Sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems - FAO and UNEP

Hybrid Event, 08/06/2016 - 09/06/2016

FAO is organizing with UNEP and the support of Switzerland a Workshop on Sustainable Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems that will take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 8 and 9 June 2016.

This workshop will examine potential contributions of the organization, functioning and governance of food value chains to the sustainability of food systems, with a particular attention to environmental issues, including resource use efficiency and biodiversity, economic and social issues, including gender. It will consider resource use efficiency (energy, water, etc.), including potential uses of coproducts and by products, reduction of losses, etc., along food chains. It will also consider how the very organization of food value chains can improve sustainability as well as employment and income generation opportunities in rural areas, particularly for women. It will consider the technologies and tools as well as the institutional and organizational settings, including legal instruments such as contracts that can improve environmental, economic and social impacts.

The workshop contributes to the Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP SFS Programme). It will build upon and link with previous workshops on “Voluntary Standards for Sustainable Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities” in 2013 and on “Knowledge and Information for Sustainable Food Systems” in 2014, towards implementation, including by stimulating concrete partnerships between 10YFP SFS Programme partners as well as further interested participating organizations. The workshop aims at better framing the notion of "sustainable value chain".

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