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.
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.
|Title||Reduction of post harvest losses for enhanced food security (FAO)|
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.
Food loss analysis: causes and solutions - Case study on the rice value chain in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste | Factsheet
To improve global, regional and local knowledge about the underlying reasons for food loss, as well as to assess where critical loss points occur, FAO undertook a series of case studies involving numerous food supply chains in developing countries. Utilizing a defined food loss and waste analysis framework.
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.