Investment opportunities and legislation frameworks on FLW. Some relevant FAO resources are available
Food loss and waste (FLW) is a global burden with a negative impact on the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The loss and waste of food suitable for human consumption hampers food security and nutrition and hinders the realization of the human right to ...
In the current health and economic crisis triggered by COVID-19, regional markets in Africa have actually suffered very little from shortages.
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 19/09/2023 - 22/09/2023
Hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the congress is being organized by the AUC in collaboration with various partners, including development partners, private sector actors, academic/research institutions, and civil society.
Rome (Italy), Hybrid Event, 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2023
The United Nations General Assembly at its 75th session in March 2021 declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the Year in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders. Millets can grow on arid lands with minimal inputs and are resilient to changes in climate.
Ongoing online discussion forum on losses occurring along maize supply chains: levels, causes, solutions and success stories
Virtual Event, 13/10/2014 - 13/01/2015
“What are your experiences in levels of grain losses, particularly maize? How were they measured? What solutions can be/were implement to reduce these losses? What success stories can you share with the Community? ” In Kenya, the SAVE FOOD Initiative and
|Title||Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas (FAO-IFAD-WFP)|
This report aims at inspiring strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.
Guidance for stakeholders in the horticultural supply chain. Good post-harvest handling is important in maintaining the quality and safety of papayas as they are transported from the farm to the market.
Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet. International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
The observance of the First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) on 29 September 2020 will make a clear call to action for both the public (national or local authorities) and the private (businesses and individuals) sectors to bolster efforts to reduce food loss and waste toward ensuring food security for all and particularly the most vulnerable, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When food is loss or wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food -, including water, land, energy, labour and capital – go to waste. In addition, the disposal of food loss and waste in landfills, leads to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.
This video forms part of a series of policy and governance videos being produced by FAO in 2016.
This animation shows some best practices when it comes to storing your crop to prevent mold growth.
Although there may be an economic loss, food diverted to other economic uses, like animal feed, is not considered as food loss or waste, nor are the inedible parts of food products.