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


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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.

For many of us on the planet tod...


Food waste utilisation and zero waste approach are among the many ways of building a sustainable economy. Food waste as authentic edible food being accepted by the consumers still has many barriers to overcome. One tool to help in the valorisation of food waste to value-added products is three-di...




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 Waste (IDAFLW) observed for the third time on 29 September 2022 will make a clear call to action for public and private entities, from across the food system, and consumers, to work together to cut food loss and waste to enhance the efficient use of natural resources, mitigate climate change, and support food security and nutrition.


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.

The High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Food Losses and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific Region

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2011, launched the Save Food Initiative, which is a global initiative on food loss and waste reduction. Under the banner of this initiative, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), in December 2012, established collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand to launch a region-wide Campaign under the banner, “Save Food Asia-Pacific.”


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