Food waste recovery pathways: Challenges and opportunities for an emerging bio-based circular economy. A systematic review and an assessment
The transition towards a Circular Economy in the agri-food supply chain will require appropriate support mechanisms. Globally, 1/3 of food is wasted, generating by-products which could be treated and processed. In a bioeconomy perspective, qualitatively and quantitatively asse...
Food loss and waste over-uses natural resources and is responsible for a considerable share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Moreover, increasing food prices and growing food insecurity internationally make instances of food wastage appear even more irresponsible and showcase the inefficienc...
Motivations and Challenges for Food Companies in Using IoT Sensors for Reducing Food Waste: Some Insights and a Road Map for the Future
Food waste is a serious problem worldwide, including in Europe. Research efforts are being carried out to reduce food waste. In this paper, we focus on using modern digital technologies (also known as Industry 4.0 technologies) to reduce waste in food supply chains. Based on interactions with a n...
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, 14/03/2023
The seminar will take a closer look at fruits and vegetables, which are among the healthiest but most wasted foods. Given their perishable nature, great care, attention, and cooperation along all parts of fruit and vegetable value chains are required to reduce food loss and waste.
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.
|Title||New phase of citizens’ engagement|European Citizens’ Panel on Food Waste|
|Title||FAO Regional Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction|
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023 | Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation and healthy diets across the rural–urban continuum
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.
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)
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.
FAO National Goodwill Ambassador for Ireland Diarmuid Gavin interviews Iseult Ward, Co-founder, Food Cloud, Ireland. Food Cloud is a non-profit social enterprise headquartered in Ireland that has established solutions for food redistribution which connects food businesses with local producers....
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.