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

Agenda 2030 and the Global Food Loss Index

Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns” has target 12.3 “by 2030, halve the per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains including post-harvest losses”. FAO is working on the Global Food Loss Index indicator for 12.3 and UNEP is custodian of the Food Waste Index

Food Loss and Waste Protocol and Standard 

FLW Protocol and Standard is a multi-stakeholder effort for guidance on practical and consistent quantification FLW for countries, companies, and other organizations. The FLW Protocol is convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and involves FAO, UNEP, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Consumer Goods Forum, EU project FUSIONS, and Waste and Resources Action Programme as core partners. Its launch is foreseen for 2016.

Think.Eat.Save Food waste Prevention Guidance Version 1.0

Think.Eat.Save Prevention and reduction of food and drink waste in businesses and households – Guidance for governments, local authorities businesses and other organizations Version 1.0 is part of Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction and FAO-UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme. It foresees pilots for country implementation support and data towards Version 2.0. South Africa is the first pilot.