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


Post Harvest and Food Storage


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are jointly launching the e-learning course on Food Loss Analysis.
On 25 March 2020 will start a series of technical webinars, organized by Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France), UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
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.


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Virtual Event, 12/12/2022

A Food Loss and Waste Master class will be held in December 2022. This virtual event will be addressed to youth who want to discover more about the causes of food loss and waste and solutions to achieving the SDG 12.3 target.


FAO is well positioned as a global knowledge leader on food loss and waste and many of the other regions already have a tailored regional strategy on FLW reduction. In reponse to the last two APRC's as well as in line with the ZHC, and more recently the new FAO Strategic framework, this publication provides a basis for FAO and others to understand the scope and depth of FLW issues, how these can be addressed, including some good practices from Thailand, China and Nepal.


The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Food Waste, observed for the second time on 29 September 2021, will make a clear call to action for both the public (national or local authorities) and the private (businesses) sectors, as well as individuals, to prioritize actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems.


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 videos were produced for Timorese audience to create awareness on food losses and food waste. The short version is to be shown on national TV whereas the long version is to be shown in awareness raising activities planned under the project.


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


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.