FLW results from inefficient and unsustainable agrifood systems and has negative impacts on the environment, economy, and food security and nutrition. Almost 15 percent of the food produced in NENA is lost between from post-harvest until retail, and between 75 and 163 kilograms per capita is wasted at retail and household levels each year.
This network is a space for exchanging knowledge and experience, advocacy and awareness-raising, and engaging with different stakeholders to help amplify FLW reduction efforts in NENA countries who share common agrifood system characteristics and challenges related to FLW.
Coordinated policies across the agrifood system to facilitate stakeholder coordination, responsible investment, and strategic approaches to reduce FLW and support the transition to a circular bioeconomy.
Technological, managerial, and business practices at all stages of the value chain, as well as greater awareness and food waste education among consumers, to encourage actions that prevent and reduce FLW.
Tools and methods, estimates and data, and information about FLW causes, solutions, and quantifying the costs and benefits of FLW reduction measures to inform policy and investments.
As part of its efforts towards a just transition to more sustainable, resilient and efficient production and consumption patterns and reducing demand...
These Guidelines tailored for the Near East and North Africa offer a basis for developing national strategies, policies, and legislation enabling food loss and waste reduction in line with national agrifood system objectives of NENA countries.
Guidelines for action on food loss and waste reduction in the Near East and North Africa - Brief for policymakers
These Guidelines tailored for the Near East and North Africa offer a basis for developing national strategies, policies, and legislation enabling food loss and waste reduction in line with the national agrifood system objectives of NENA countries.
Food loss and waste reduces food availability, exacerbates water scarcity, and increases food imports. This video was produced in collaboration with...
The e-learning course covers the sub-indicator 12.3.1.a Food Loss Index (FLI) which will aid countries in reducing food losses along production and...
Data and measurement
The food loss and waste database contains data and information from openly accessible databases, reports and studies measuring food loss and waste across food products, stages of the value chain, and geographical areas.