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


Various kinds of plum tomatoes on sale at the market


The Holiday Season is rapidly approaching with annual Christmas and New Year celebrations among friends and families around the world. Despite what is usually a festive period, for many, there are still numerous concerns and worry due to the current ongoing global crises. (Continue reading ...)

FAO FLW #123 Pledge statement is now available!

It is widely recognized that food loss and waste contributes up to 10% of global GHG emissions, action is needed!


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...


The foods we choose do not have the same environmental impact and it may be that, when we are faced with the shelves of a supermarket, we are not clear about which choices are better than others when it comes to contributing to looking after the planet. | CEMAS magazine 16


Le don alimentaire permet de fournir des denrées alimentaires aux associations caritatives. Chaîne du froid, viandes, fruits et légumes… Retrouvez toutes les règles d'hygiène et de sécurité sanitaire à suivre pour les particuliers et les entreprises.




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.



Hybrid Event, 13/10/2022

The Waste Watcher observatory presents the results from a recent study on food waste in 9 countries of the world: Italy, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, South-Africa, Brasil, Japan.

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Hybrid Event, 19/10/2022 - 21/10/2022

Global food security in the XXIs: Risks, challenges and solutions to ensure resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains

At a time where urgent action is needed to secure accessibility to food worldwide, WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 will bring together high level public and private sector practitioners and experts from around the world in productive dialogue around these ke...


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.


The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) observed for the third time on 29 September 2022 will make a clear call to action for public and private entities, from across the food system, and consumers, to work together to cut food loss and waste to enhance the efficient use of natural resources, mitigate climate change, and support food security and nutrition.


Hibiscus grows in many tropical and sub-tropical countries and is one of the highest volume speciality botanical products in international commerce. The herbaceous plants produce flowers which are labour intensively harvested for use in a range of products. There are many local and regional markets for hot and cold herbal beverages, jellies and confectionaries.


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.


This video forms part of a series of policy and governance videos being produced by FAO in 2016.


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.