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




Benefits and Limitations of Methods of Measuring Food Losses
At COP-28, a side-event discusses how FLW reduction can contribute to GHG emissions reduction ...
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai will take place between 30 November and 12 December. The Conference is set to be a landmark event in the global effort to combat climate change and ensure food security for present and future generations.
Reducing food loss and waste represents a triple win opportunity ...

Las pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos son considerados uno de los mayores problemas ambientales y sociales a nivel mundial. Respecto de los desperdicios, la evidencia internacional muestra que la mayor parte ocurre a nivel de hogar, representando un costo económico y nutricional evitable para ...


22/ 6


Virtual Event, 22/06/2023

SAVE the DATE! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will host an online knowledge-sharing webinar to promote awareness of tools and methodologies in the framework of the Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste (TPFLW) for South America.

Registration link soon available!

12/ 11


Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), Hybrid Event, 12/11/2022

This event took place in the Food and Agriculture Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27); it was co-hosted by CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research), FAO and The Rockefeller Foundation.

16/ 11


Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), Hybrid Event, 16/11/2022

Commitments are required from governments and the private sector to set targets and achieve global reduction of food loss and waste. The event included a diverse set of pledges and highlights the accomplishments of governments, businesses and financial institutions.


Amid a worsening climate crisis and slow progress in cutting greenhouse gases, sustainable agrifood systems and practices can help countries and communities to adapt, build resilience and mitigate emissions. FAO is working with countries and partners at all levels to address the challenges of food security, climate change and biodiversity loss. But success in this area will ultimately require global commitment to significantly increasing the quality and quantity of climate finance.


This report provides an update on global progress towards the targets of ending hunger (SDG Target 2.1) and all forms of malnutrition (SDG Target 2.2) and estimates on the number of people who are unable to afford a healthy diet. This report has highlighted that the intensification and interaction of conflict, climate extremes and economic slowdowns and downturns, combined with highly unaffordable nutritious foods and growing inequality, are pushing us off track to meet the SDG 2 targets.


In 2022, the Institute of Food Technology/Food and Nutrition Security Steering Committee hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on their first challenge, “Food Science & Technology Solutions for Reducing Food Waste and Valorizing Waste Streams” on November 1 – 2, 2022. The goal was to identify current and potential future solutions from food science and technology that can contribute to the reduction of food loss and valorization of food processing side streams.


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.