Assessment and Analysis of the Fruit and Vegetable Losses Due to Its Transportation in Mexico City Wholesale Market
There is scarce information on the loss of fruits and vegetables registered in the wholesale market of Mexico City, one of the biggest wholesale markets in the world. Considering the above, it is important to generate data on the losses generated in Mexico City wholesale market and to analyze the...
Food loss in the agricultural sector of a developing country: Transitioning to a more sustainable approach. The case of Jalisco, Mexico
World hunger, food insecurity and climate change are some of the most complex problems related to food systems, and there is an urgency to reform these systems with long-term sustainability in mind. The minimization of food loss (FL) is one of the main contemporary challenges required to achieve ...
Reducing post-harvest food losses through innovative collaboration: Insights from the Colombian and Mexican avocado supply chains
Postharvest losses along food supply chains have far reaching consequences for the environment and affect the social and economic conditions of food supply chain participants, especially of those in developing countries. This paper explores the structural inefficiencies that lead to postharvest l...
Rome (Italy), Hybrid Event, 29/09/2023
Take action to reduce food loss and waste toward transforming agrifood systems!
The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste will make a clear call to action for public and private entities to take action to reduce food loss and waste toward transforming agrifood systems to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 agenda. Get involved!
Knowledge sharing, learning and technical exchange on food loss and waste reduction webinar focus on Latin America
Virtual Event, 22/06/2023
SAVE the DATE! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will host an online knowledge-sharing webinar to promote awareness of tools and methodologies in the framework of the Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste (TPFLW) for South America.
Registration link soon available!
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.
Food Science and Technology Solutions to Improve Food and Nutrition Security: Reducing Food Loss & Valorizing Food Processing Side Streams
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 report focuses on the role that food loss and waste (FLW) could play in reducing the environmental footprint of food systems while attempting to meet the caloric and nutrient needs of a population expected to increase by 3 billion people in the next 30 years. The performance of the global food system over the last century has been extraordinary.
This report aims at inspiring strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.
International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste - UN Secretary General message | 29 September 2020
António Guterres, UN Secretary-General on the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (29 September 2020)
When food is loss or wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food -, including water, land, energy, labour and capital – go to waste. In addition, the disposal of food loss and waste in landfills, leads to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.
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.