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 ...
Reducing food loss and waste represents a “triple-win” opportunity—for the climate, for food security and for the sustainability of our food systems. It must be a priority in these times of rising food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger across the globe.
For many of us on the planet tod...
Democratic Republic of the Congo: experts meet to discuss the development of post-harvest loss management policy and strategy
Hanoi (Vietnam), 24/04/2023 - 27/04/2023
Contributing to the 2023 Stock-Taking Moment of the UN FSS follow-up process, this conference will look at how food systems need to be transformed to overcome these crises in order to minimize the risk of global collapse and achieve the SDGs.
Vevey (Switzerland), 12/05/2015
Vevey, Switzerland - In occasion of the SAVE FOOD annual general meeting a “Private Sector Support for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Projects” event is going to take place. Mireille Totobesola-Barbier is presenting the UN Rome-based agencies joint project
Food loss analyses to identify critical loss points, main causes of losses and to recommend solutions to reduce post-harvest losses
The UN Rome-based agencies joint project aimed to improve smallholder food security and incomes in food deficit areas by reducing food losses. The Project contributes to the African Union Malabo Declaration (AUC, 2014) in which Member States committed to halve the levels of post-harvest losses by 2025.
An Infographics that illustrates the different steps along the studied value grain chains by food loss causes and recommended solutions, as a tool to support training and dissemination of good practice at field level. A joint RBA project has studied and identified the main causes and solutions for food loss and waste reduction along sorghum, beans, maize, cowpea and rice value chains in Burkina Faso, DRC and Uganda.
Community of Practice on food loss reduction flyer to explain how the CoP serves as a convener of knowledge and experience and for networking between different actors and institutions.
Rosa Rolle, FAO officer, highlights how food loss and waste present challenges to meeting our goals of feeding a growing population, but there are steps we can take to diminish food loss and waste.
In New York, during the UN Food Systems Summit all commitments to action were disclosed, and the "Food is Never Waste Coalition" was launched. This video describes the rationale and aims of the coalition.
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.