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

Sri Lanka

Women selecting cashew nuts


Post-harvest Loss Briefing: Technologies and Management

The Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia digital talk about Post-Harvest Losses, which took place in late November, addressed the avoidance of losses by improved process management and handling of crops as well as opportunities to fund collaborative projects to introduce new technologies.

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".

Banana is one of the most common fruits consumed by Sri Lankans, with particular cultural value, while banana leaves serve as a useful degradable material for traditional food wrapping. Sri Lanka cultivates many varieties of banana for local and export markets, with some indigenous varieties predominately grown for local consumption, and others used in large-scale farming for export.


The novel coronavirus crisis has shaken the entire food and beverage industry, but the dairy sector has been particularly hard hit as demand for many dairy products has evaporated. What happens next for the dairy industry?






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

A Muong ethnic farmer chopping sweet potato leaves for feed for pigs.

An FAO project aimed to pilot the implementation of good post-harvest management practices to manage quality, assure safety and reduce losses in prioritized traditional fruit and vegetable supply chains with stakeholders, in order to generate evidence to support the uptake of the improved practices.


This report explores and analyzes the governance framework (i.e. policies, laws, and regulations) relevant to urban food waste (FW) prevention and reduction in the wholesale, retail, hospitality (restaurants, hotels), food services (schools, hospitals), and households in Sri Lanka. The Project Innovative approaches to reduce, recycle and reuse food waste in urban Sri Lanka (see Figure 1) was implemented from June 2019 to January 2021.


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.


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.


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.