Rome/Labuan Bajo, Indonesia - The challenges undermining global food security call for a complex approach embracing investment, policy reforms and better use of resources, QU Dongy...
Food supply chain is a rapidly growing integrated sector and covers all the aspects from farm to fork, including manufacturing, packaging, distribution, storing, as well as further processing or cooking for consumption. Along this chain, smart packaging could impact the quality, safety, and sustainability of food.
Food security and disruptions of the global food supply chains during COVID-19: building smarter food supply chains for post COVID-19 era
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the fragility of the complex global food supply chains (GFSCs) which has drastically affected the essential flow of food from the farms and producers to the final consumers. The COVID-19 outbreak has served as a great lesson for the food businesses and companies...
Rome (Italy), Hybrid Event, 29/09/2023
Take action to reduce food loss and waste toward transforming agrifood systems!
The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste will make a clear call to action for public and private entities to take action to reduce food loss and waste toward transforming agrifood systems to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 agenda. Get involved!
Virtual Event, 07/09/2023
Want to know more about the circular economy for food loss and waste and how it can help to optimize the sustainability of food systems? The upcoming session is going to go through examples and good practices from all around the globe.
A brainstorming session on Food Loss and Waste (#123 Pledge) with youth and game-changing stakeholders
Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), Hybrid Event, 15/11/2022
The report focuses on the role that food loss and waste (FLW) could play in reducing the environmental footprint of food systems while attempting to meet the caloric and nutrient needs of a population expected to increase by 3 billion people in the next 30 years. The performance of the global food system over the last century has been extraordinary.
This report aims at inspiring strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.
This discussion paper highlights the interlinkages between nutrition and the environment across various dimensions from policy to impact. It focuses on diets and food systems, which lie at the nutrition−environment nexus, including some aspects related to FLW.
International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste - UN Secretary General message | 29 September 2020
António Guterres, UN Secretary-General on the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (29 September 2020)
Reduce your food waste. It takes a lot of water to produce food and to get it from the field to our plate. Lost and wasted food also means wasted water. Water is vital to us all, so everyone needs to act. Every drop counts and your actions, big or small, can make a difference.
Every year, around 14 percent of the world’s food is lost after harvest and in the distribution chain prior to retail, and an additional 17 percent of food available to consumers is wasted. Food loss and waste account for 8 to 10 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide i...