Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste
Following the request of the 26th Session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG), FAO has developed the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Food Loss and Waste Reduction (CoC) that is reproduced in Annex I. The CoC was developed through an inclusive process under the overall direction and guidance of the COAG Bureau. Inputs...
Year: 2021
Author: FAO
An overview of IFAD’s supplementary-funded grant portfolio on food loss reduction. According to recent estimates, 14 per cent of the world’s food production is lost before it reaches the consumer. Food losses disproportionately affect developing countries, threatening people’s livelihoods, especially those dependent on agriculture. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identifies the reduction...
Year: 2020
Author: IFAD
With close to 168 million tonnes of food lost and wasted in North America each year, the issue of food waste commands our urgent attention. The CEC White Paper for the Characterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America addresses some of the most fundamental questions about...
Year: 2017
Author: CEC
This paper measures farmlevel postharvest losses for three main crops—maize, soy, and groundnuts—among 1,200 households in Malawi. Farmers answered a detailed questionnaire designed to learn about losses during harvest and transport, processing, and storage and which measures both total losses and reductions in crop quality. The findings indicate that fewer...
Year: 2017
Author: IFPRI