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

The High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Food Losses and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific Region

 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2011, launched the Save Food Initiative, which is a global initiative on food loss and waste reduction. Under the banner of this initiative, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), in December 2012, established collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand to launch a region-wide Campaign under the banner,“Save Food Asia-Pacific.”

The Save Food Asia-Pacific Campaign was launched on 28 August 2013, during a High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Food Losses and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific Region, convened in Bangkok, Thailand. The Campaign seeks to draw attention to the high levels of post-harvest losses and the growing problem of food waste, and to promote sustainable food consumption in Asia and the Pacific region.

I take this opportunity to express FAO’s sincere appreciation to H.E. Dr Yukol Limlamthong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand for inaugurating the High Level Consultation; to Professor Swaminathan, Chairman of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food and Nutrition Security, UN Committee on Food Security for key delivery of an outstanding keynote speech, and to all of participants, for their contributions to this important High Level Consultation.

 

Year: 2014
Author: FAO RAP