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


En la actual crisis de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19), la FAO desea proponer consultas sobre algunas cuestiones relacionadas con el desperdicio de alimentos a fin de sensibilizar al respecto. Puede acceder a una serie pedagógica compuesta por un paquete de interesante material didáctico cuya finalidad es educar a los jóvenes para que valoren los alimentos y reduzcan su pérdida.
El 25 de marzo de 2020 dio comienzo una serie de seminarios web técnicos, organizados por el Instituto agronómico, veterinario y forestal de Francia (Agreenium), la Comisión Económica y Social para Asia y el Pacífico de las Naciones Unidas (CESPAP) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO).

A pilot project implemented by Kyoto University in 2019, aimed at raising awareness on food waste in canteens on the campus, and enhancing the knowledge and engagement of students in reducing food loss and waste, determined that approximately 20 per cent of food is wasted in canteens on campus...

FAO welcomes global recognition of fruits, vegetables, tea and food loss and waste

19 December 2019, New York/Rome - FAO welcomes today's decision by the United Nations to create two new international days and one international year devoted to issues directly related to food and agriculture. 

The UN General Assembly adopted resolutions designating 2021 as...


At its 7th meeting on 12 December 2019, the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste launched recommendations for action to help accelerate the EU's progress towards global food loss and waste reduction targets.


The new partnership will strengthen small island nations' efforts to grow more food, avoid food loss and waste, use already scarce natural resources more sustainably, and be better equipped to withstand the impacts of climate change to which they are particularly prone.

Through this new...

Second International Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Post-harvest Management

In occasion of the National Postharvest Week, about 120 participants attended the two-day Second International Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Postharvest Management (ESPHM) held from 6 to 7 December 2019.

The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Society of Post-Harvest M...


The State of Food and Agriculture 2019 (SOFA) launched at a press conference with the Director-General and Maximo Torero (ADG-ES), on Monday, 14 October at 12:00 in the Sheikh Zayed Centre is about Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction. It provides in...


This report highlights the critical role of a sustainable food systems approach in eradicating poverty, hunger and all forms of malnutrition, promoting sustainable production and consumption, meeting the challenges of urbanization, absorbing the youth labour force and reducing the impact of fo...

2nd All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition

September 17th – 20th, 2019 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Postharvest Loss Reduction and Agro-processing: Drivers of Agricultural Transformation in Africa

Acknowledging the urgent need to address this global challenge, the University of Nairobi and a co...

Development of Voluntary Codes of Conduct on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
Global Advisory Panel for Development of Voluntary Codes of Conduct on Food Loss and Waste Reduction - Call for nominations
Capitalization of Experience is Sub-Saharan Africa

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been funding programs on postharvest management (PHM) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since 2008, following its successful POSTCOSECHA program in Central America that led to the adoption of m...


Kampala - Key agriculture stakeholders in Uganda have commended national efforts towards addressing food and nutrition insecurity as well as increasing national income through strategies to reduce post-harvest losses in grains. The vote of confidence in the government was made...

A workshop is held in Djibouti to launch a new project entitled “Post-Harvest Loss Reduction for Enhanced Food and Nutrition Security in IGAD Member States”. It will contribute to improving the capacity of IGAD and its Member States in developing and implementing solutions to food loss and waste at various levels (from policy, to improved market linkages and technologies).
Climate change and post-harvest loss: APHLIS blog post

Climate change is expected to have a profound impact on agricultural productivity, post-harvest losses and value chains. Climate change affects agricultural productivity both directly, by introducing changes in agro-ecological conditions (e.g. drought, variable precipitation, extreme weather e...

WFP Zero Food Loss Initiative January 2019 Update

There are now over 335,000 families in 16 countries who have made the choice to join the WFP Zero Food Loss Initiative. Thanks to the hard work of a growing number of WFP Smallholde...

Food Loss and Waste Law - Throughout the Value Chain

Reducing loss and waste across the food value chain will contribute tremendously to reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture, improving the incomes and livelihoods of chain actors as well as the food security and nutrition of low-income consumers. SDG target 12.3 specifically calls fo...


The Food loss and waste reduction and management advanced course follows a comprehensive approach, highlighting the importance of food loss and waste in current food systems, identifying main actors and critical points along the food supply chain and reviewing quantitative and qualitative appr...

IFAD blog: Food loss reduction: a solution to global hunger?

Leonardo Cini, IFAD consultant for the joint RBA project on "Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholder farmers" reported on his mission to Rwanda in July 2018. 

A growing number of projects supported by IFAD follow a holistic approach that aims to improve the ov...


A training workshop was organized by the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Engineering in the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and carried out at Cresta Lodge, Harare from the 1 to...