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


Agro ecosystem


The event, which aimed at gathering perspectives and experiences from stakeholders from various parts of the world regarding applying science and leveraging innovation to sustainably reduce food loss and waste (FLW), resulted in a very rich discussion that looked at the nature of science and innovation for FLW reduction and the enabling environment to support innovation.

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 ...


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...


Rapid increasing population of Indonesia poses a future threat to the food supply for the national demand. Furthermore, global climate change is putting a strain on the food supply chain. Droughts, floods, landslides, and pest/disease attacks all have serious consequences for agricultural product...


This study tried to assess the impact of the food loss reduction on Indonesia's economy and environment. The simulation utilises the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model, which simulates the effect of food loss technologies adoption in food crops and livestock sectors. 


A paper published in ISEAS Perspective 2023/15. Written by Maria Monica Wihardja, Visiting Fellow at ISEAS from Yusof Ishak Institute; Bustanul Arifin, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Lampung University and Mukhammad Faisol Amir, Junior Researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies.




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.



Virtual Event, 12/12/2022

A Food Loss and Waste Master class will be held in December 2022. This virtual event will be addressed to youth who want to discover more about the causes of food loss and waste and solutions to achieving the SDG 12.3 target.



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.


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.


This is the fifth edition of the Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition annual report. In recent years, previous editions reported that progress was stalling, then regressing and then more recently pushing us further off track. This reverse was evident even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020. The decline continued and worsened during the pandemic and the data is captured in this report.


Oilseeds such as mustard, Niger seed, rape, sesame, soybean or sunflower offer a range of opportunities for small farmers, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Oilseed crushing can range from a large industrial scale to manual processing on farm as a small scale agro-enterprise. Home utilization of the edible oils is of great nutritional value and the protein rich by-product “cake” is fed to livestock.


This video looks at an example of achieving better nutrition in Malaysia through reductions of food loss and waste.


What is the real cost of food? Around 14% of all food produced is between harvest and the wholesale market. But food loss is not only about money lost. There are also social and environmental impacts. Food is worth much more than what we pay for it. Stop Food Loss and Waste. For the people. For the planet.