Knowledge sharing, learning and technical exchange on food loss and waste reduction webinar focus on the Caribbean region
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!
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.
Virtual Event, 29/09/2022
On 29 September 2022, the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste will be observed for the third time.
|Title||Reduction of Post Harvest losses along the Food Chain in the CARICOM Sub-region (FAO)|
Guidance for stakeholders in the horticultural supply chain. Good post-harvest handling is important in maintaining the quality and safety of papayas as they are transported from the farm to the market.
The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Food Waste, observed for the second time on 29 September 2021, will make a clear call to action for both the public (national or local authorities) and the private (businesses) sectors, as well as individuals, to prioritize actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems.
The ongoing pandemic has threatened the food and nutritional security of millions of Latin Americans and Caribbean people. These interruptions in the links of the value chain of the agri-food system have resulted in greater food loss and waste. We are not yet in a position to say when the rate of contagion will decrease, or when we will return to normal. Such uncertainty makes it imperative to analyze how food losses and waste affect food systems, how how this can be prevented.
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.