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

Knowledge sharing, learning and technical exchange on food loss and waste reduction webinar: Africa


As part of the FAO online webinar series to promote awareness of the various tools and methodologies offered by the Technical Platform on Food Loss and Waste reduction and measurement (TPFLW), including the Community of Practice on food loss therein.

On 22 July 2022, a webinar was held to focus on Africa.

The webinar was attended by over 140 participants and represented countries from Africa and other regions of the world. Mainly, they were from Kenya (14%), Ethiopia (12%), Nigeria (9%), Zimbabwe (6%), Tanzania (6%), Ghana (6%), Uganda (5%), Senegal (5%), South Africa (4%), Mali, Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Cameroon, Congo (Brazaville), Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Benin, Mali, South Sudan, Botswana, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Sierra Leone (in total 27 African countries).

The webinar was attended by a variety of persons affiliated to different public and private entities. The majority of participants represented universities (32%), followed by research institutions (12%), private sector (12%), FAO (12%), governmental institutions, including AUC (11%), and NGOs (10%). 


Moderator: Mr Norberto Ambagan, Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO

Welcome remarks | Dr Rosa Rolle, Senior Officer, FAO

Overview of FAO support to reduce FLW in the African region | Mr Mphumuzi Sukati, Senior Food and Nutrition Officer, FAO RAF

The Technical Platform

Introduction of the Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste and the Community of Practice (CoP) |Ms Francesca Gianfelici, TPFLW Coordinator, FAO

International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) 2022 - Get involved! | Ms Glenda CabralCalzuola, Programme Officer, FAO

Feedback from CoP members and users of the Platform read by Mr Ryan Brown, Food Recovery Expert

Actions that Feed Into the Technical Platform

Capacity development to apply the FAO food loss analysis methodology in Kenya: collaboration with national institutions in Kenya| Mr Israel Klug, Programme Officer FAO | Mr Israel Klug, Programme Officer, FAO

A session and key takeaways by Dr Rosa Rolle, Senior Officer, FAO