Digital agricultural technologies for food loss and waste prevention and reduction: Global trends, adoption opportunities and barriers
Agricultural digitization is revolutionizing food production with promises to increase both yield and environmental sustainability through the reduction of chemical inputs. However, it is unclear whether the adoption of digital agricultural technologies can also play a role in...
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!
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.
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.
This report aims at inspiring strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.
Guidance for stakeholders in the horticultural supply chain. Good post-harvest handling is important in maintaining the quality and safety of papayas as they are transported from the farm to the market.
Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet. International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
The observance of the First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) on 29 September 2020 will make a clear call to action for both the public (national or local authorities) and the private (businesses and individuals) sectors to bolster efforts to reduce food loss and waste toward ensuring food security for all and particularly the most vulnerable, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Rosa Rolle, FAO officer, highlights how food loss and waste present challenges to meeting our goals of feeding a growing population, but there are steps we can take to diminish 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.