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

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste - 29 September 2020

The observance of the First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) on 29 September 2020 will make a clear call to action for both the public (national or local authorities) and the private (businesses and individuals) sectors to bolster efforts to reduce food loss and waste toward ensuring food security for all and particularly the most vulnerable, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Few issues have generated as much public interest in recent years as food loss and waste. But why is it important to reduce food loss and waste?

Simply put, reducing food loss and waste can bring about benefits to society as a whole and can result in:

  • increased food availability to the most vulnerable
  • a reduction in GHG emissions 
  • reduced pressure on land and water resources 
  • increased productivity and economic growth 

Tackling food loss and waste is, therefore, essential to increase the efficiency in the way our food is produced, distributed and consumed. 

A global virtual celebration is open to anybody. Click here to go to the First IDAFLW Event page and register.

If you do intend to share and engage, please consult the dedicated IDAFLW webpage, where you can access the Get involved Guide and other relevant material.

Do follow the discussion on Twitter and other social media channels. In the following video interview Rosa Rolle welcomes the celebration: #FLWDay.