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

COVID-19, FLW and Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific

FAO. Policy brief on “Coping strategies of dairy cooperatives and food loss and waste reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic: the case of India and Japan”. 2021

"A study led by researchers from the University of Auckland sought to better understand the impact of last year’s lockdown on household food waste". Source article here to know more. (New Zealand, Food waste, September 2021)

Food waste is a crisis of our time, yet it remains a data gap in Aotearoa New Zealand’s (NZ’s) environmental reporting. A new research contributes to threshold values on NZ’s food waste and seeks to understand the impact of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on household food waste in NZ. (New Zealand, September 2021) (Food waste, research)

In India, lessons learned from COVID-19 emergency highlights how A new paradigm for agri-trade is possible. The local e-NWR based trading on e-NAM can be extended to more warehouses to provide an option for direct sale of stored produce. Read complete article here. (India, technology, innovation, post-harvest management, February, 2021) 

The Andra Pradesh government is planning to boost its horticulture crops in 2021 and highlighted that 2021 has been recognized as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). The government aims to raise production levels through encouraging introduction of new varieties, technology, innovative practices, adopting post-harvest technology including cold storages and other measures. (India, horticulture, IYFV, January 2021)

Despite seemingly endless media discussion and instruction about food wastage, a recent survey shows little progress in reducing waste but rather a spike in the amount of food Australian households are throwing out. The reason – COVID-19. (Australia, December 2020) (Food waste, households)

Australia’s food waste skyrockets amid Covid panic buying. Households are now wasting nearly 13% of their groceries and spending more on food delivery services, the Rabobank 2020 Food Waste Report shows. (Australia, November 2020) (Food waste)

Transmission of COVID-19 by food and food packaging (November 2020, Food standards, Australia and New Zealand)

In India, the consumer organization of GOA’s department has launched a month-long awareness campaign to promote an active discussion on ways to reduce food waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will conclude on September 29, the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction. (Consumers, Food waste, September 2020, India) 

COVID-19 in Rural India -I: Harvesting and Selling Anxiety Grips Farmers in Haryana’s Birdhana Village (Food Loss, India, April 2020)

COVID-19: EU relaxes fruit & veggies imports; no orders from US (India, March 2020)

Konkan's Alphonso Farmers Brace Up For Severe Losses (India, March 2020)