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


The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai will take place between 30 November and 12 December. The Conference is set to be a landmark event in the global effort to combat climate change and ensure food security for present and future generations.

FAO #123 Pledge statement is now available.

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On behalf of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Antonio Tajani, announced today the UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment, will take place in Rome, Italy from 24 – 26 July 2023, at the premises of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The Holiday Season is rapidly approaching with annual Christmas and New Year celebrations among friends and families around the world. Despite what is usually a festive period, for many, there are still numerous concerns and worry due to the current ongoing global crises. (Continue reading ...)

Rome/Labuan Bajo, Indonesia - The challenges undermining global food security call for a complex approach embracing investment, policy reforms and better use of resources, QU Dongy...

The commitment and support of G20 member countries to reduce FLW is highly required in efforts to achieve the SDGs goals. The availability and reliability of data is considered as the main key in measuring and formulating each country's strategy to reduce FLW. 
On the occasion of the 2021 virtual global event a clear call to action was made to the public (national or local authorities) and private (businesses, including producers) sectors and individuals. They were called to prioritize actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste and contribute to restoring and building better agri-food systems.
World Food Systems Summit - Game Changing Propositions​

Action Tracks received over 1,200 ideas, which were elaborated and synthesized into 107 initial propositions. These propositions will undergo a wide-range of stakeholder consultations between May and June 2021, closely coordinated by the Food Systems Summit Dialogues and the work of the Scientific Committee.

2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV)

The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). This is being launched officially on 15th December. Stay tuned! we will communicate soon details for participation.

The IYFV 2021 is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health and as well in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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