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


A farmer posing in a rice field during harvesting time.



Reducing food loss and waste represents a “triple-win” opportunity—for the climate, for food security and for the sustainability of our food systems. It must be a priority in these times of rising food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger across the globe.

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Join us for an overview presentation on the "Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste (TPFLW) tools, methodologies, and resources to support work and efforts to measure and reduce food loss and waste".





Krong Siem Reap (Cambodia), 13/08/2015 - 15/08/2015

Siem Reap - Cambodia. The conference will be held on 13-15 August 2015 at Apsara Angkor Resort & Conference Center, Siem Reap. SEAsia2015 is organized by the Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and University of California Davis, US


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.


Coconut, the fruit from the coconut palm tree is widely grown throughout the tropics. The palm trees grow to 30 m and require a continuous frost-free warm climate, plenty of rain and sunlight. India, Indonesia and the Philippines are the largest producers. An adult palm tree will produce coconut fruits every month throughout the year. Young immature coconuts are harvested for coconut water, a nutritious drink, and mature fruits for the white ‘meat’ and oil.


Turmeric is a rhizome of a perennial herbaceous plant native to South Asia which requires a tropical climate. Southern India is the world’s largest producer. It can be used fresh or dried and ground to a fine powder. It imparts a distinctive flavour but it is also used to provide food with a deep, orange colour. It is an important ingredient in the curry dishes and cuisine of South Asia.


Marking International Day for Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, FAO National Goodwill Ambassador for Ireland Diarmuid Gavin reminds us that 31 % of total greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the food system. He calls for all of us to act in order to maximize the use of food produced and to reduce food loss and waste.


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.