Plataforma técnica sobre la medición y la reducción de las pérdidas y el desperdicio de alimentos

Noticias

16/12/2020
En el discurso que pronunció en el acto, el Director General de la FAO describió la iniciativa como "una oportunidad única para sensibilizar a nivel mundial". Asimismo, señaló que la pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19) había obligado a las personas a encontrar nuevas formas de luchar contra el hambre y la malnutrición y declaró que gracias al Año Internacional de las Frutas y Verduras se destacaría la función que desempeñan las tecnologías digitales en la mejora de la nutrición y las oportunidades de mercado.
02/12/2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  launched a new tool to help food business operators decide when to apply the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date to their products.

EFSA has developed a tool to help food business operators decide when to apply the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ dat...

02/12/2020

In his address to the 165th Session of the FAO Council today, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, made a comprehensive report on the UN agency's work and engagement in the past 16 months, updating the Council on important activi...

Post-harvest Loss Briefing: Technologies and Management
01/12/2020

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.

01/12/2020

FAO hosted a discussion on the importance of reducing food loss and waste featuring the award-winning journalist Dan Saladino, FAO’s Chief Economist Máximo Torero, author and activist Tris...

Agro-processors training organized by CARDI in Grenada
19/11/2020
Agro-processors and agro-processing groups interested in utilising a renewable energy resource for the preservation of food have commenced one week of training.
International day of awareness of food loss and waste
01/10/2020

On 29 September 2020, the first ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) was celebrated. It came during the global COVID-19 pandemic, that has brought about a global wake-up on the need to transform and rebalance the way our food is produced and con...

Food Policy Special Issue - Food Loss and Waste
12/09/2020
Special Issue on Food loss and waste based on several SOFA 2019 findings articles is available for consultation.
11/09/2020

A webinar titled “Solar energy drying for root crop development in the Caribbean region” was convened on 6 August 2020, by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in the framework of a Letter of Agreement (LoA), with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Un...

Japan collects and shares good practices to accelerate actions for FLWR
10/09/2020
A variety of new businesses are encouraging the reduction of food loss and waste in Japan and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) collects and shares the good practices to accelerate the actions to reduce food loss and waste.
Mediterranean Diet can contribute to Food Loss and Waste reduction
08/09/2020
On 23 September 2020, an online event (below a link to its recording) part of the initiative “Mediterranean Diet’s Principles for Agenda 2030”, a series of thematic sessions promoted by the Italian Permanent Representation aimed to raise awareness on how the Mediterranean Diet can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas
06/09/2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) take pleasure in inviting you to attend a virtual closing event of the UN Rome-Based Agencies joint project “Ma...

15/07/2020
Disruptions in supply chains resulting from blockages on transport routes, transport restrictions and quarantine measures are resulting in significant increases in food loss and waste, especially of perishable agricultural produce such as fruits and vegetables, fish, meat and dairy products.
benefits through sustainable production and consumption of fruits and vegetables
07/07/2020

The Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are pleased to invite you to “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021: Highlighti...

06/07/2020

On July 2nd a FAO Insights Webinar on Reducing Food Loss and Waste during COVID-19 and Beyond was held.


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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
02/05/2020

On 19 December, 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated 29 September as the

20/04/2020
Pulses are important in agricultural production systems, in managing soil fertility, reducing the adverse effects of climate change and enhancing resilience especially for the most vulnerable groups, especially women and children; in food and feed especially during lean periods in food- and nutrition-insecure countries. Furthermore, pulses are an important source of income for the most vulnerable households in developing countries around the world and account for a relatively large share of world trade through processing and marketing. Measures taken by countries to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic could likely increase exacerbate losses in pulses due to inappropriate harvest and post-harvest practices, ultimately contributing to reducing their availability and accessibility.
14/04/2020

Many communities and vulnerable individuals rely on foodbanks and other food recovery and redistribution charities to ensure they have access to enough food to build resilience in their communities, reduce food insecurity and contribute to healthier diets.

06/04/2020
Las frutas y hortalizas son ricas en vitaminas, minerales y fibra y constituyen una parte importante de una dieta saludable. No obstante, las frutas y hortalizas tienen carácter estacional, son muy perecederas y tienen una limitada vida útil. Esto significa que se estropean con relativa rapidez, incluso cuando se almacenan en el frigorífico. Con el distanciamiento físico y la disminución de los desplazamientos a los supermercados para hacer la compra, resulta difícil adquirir grandes cantidades de frutas y hortalizas frescas durante la actual pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19), debido al riesgo de que se desperdicien.
30/03/2020
Cuatro proyectos sobre gestión postcosecha financiados por la COSUDE que se encuentran en su fase final, mientras que otro concluyó hace unos años. Todos estos proyectos han tenido objetivos similares y un foco temático común, empleando enfoques muy parecidos. Su finalidad común ha sido incrementar la seguridad alimentaria de los pequeños agricultores en el África subsahariana reduciendo las pérdidas postcosecha en los planos de la explotación agrícola y de la comunidad.