Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste
  In line with the current policy debate on agriculture and rural development, the improvement of methods for estimating post-harvest losses was identified by FAO member countries as a priority research topic to be included in the Research Programme of the Global Strategy to Improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics (GS). The...
Year: 2017
Author: GSARS
Food losses and waste are associated with inefficient use of agricultural land, water and other resources and agricultural raw materials. Reducing the scale of food wastage is one of the most urgent challenges for food system operators, starting from agriculture to food consumption in the households. This is all the...
Year: 2021
Author: Goryńska Goldmann, Elżbieta ; Gazdecki, Michał ; Rejman, Krystyna ; Kobus-Cisowska, Joanna ; Łaba, Sylwia ; Łaba, Robert
Reducing postharvest losses (PHLs) of food crops is a critical component of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity. Many PHL reduction interventions have been tested, but synthesized information to support evidence-based investments and policy is scarce. In this study, PHL reduction interventions for 22 crops across 57 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and...
Year: 2020
Author: Stathers, T., Holcroft, D., Kitinoja, L. et al.
In 2013, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its Zero Food Loss Initiative, piloting the use of airtight storage technologies with farmers in Africa. The program subsidizes the purchase of polypropylene bags and plastic or metal silos and provides training for farmers on the use of these products and storage...
Year: 2017
Author: WFP
  Even during the unexpected and unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Food Banks belonging to the European Food Banks Federation are showing evidence to be resilient through their daily dedication and determination. The context can vary from country to country, but all European Food Banks are showing similar challenges such as the growing...
Year: 2020
Author: FEBA