Although there may be an economic loss, food diverted to other economic uses, like animal feed, is not considered as food loss or waste, nor are the inedible parts of food products.
FAO National Goodwill Ambassador for Ireland Diarmuid Gavin interviews Iseult Ward, Co-founder, Food Cloud, Ireland. Food Cloud is a non-profit social enterprise headquartered in Ireland that has established solutions for food redistribution which connects food businesses with local producers....
Every year, around 14 percent of the world’s food is lost after harvest and in the distribution chain prior to retail, and an additional 17 percent of food available to consumers is wasted. Food loss and waste account for 8 to 10 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide i...
This video looks at an example of achieving better nutrition in Malaysia through reductions of food loss and waste.
FANRAPAN regional climate-smart agriculture policy dialogue hosted in Lusaka in August 2015 and some practical ways to reduce pre- and post-harvest losses in the Zambia and Malawi experiences
Responding to postharvest challenges faced by farmers like James, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Government, through its agricultural extension arms – Departments of Agricultural Mechanization and AGRITEX, rolled out a project aimed at reducing post harvest grain losses.
This video forms part of a series of policy and governance videos being produced by FAO in 2016.
Post-harvest food loss is a major contributor to hunger and under nutrition affecting farming families across Africa. Farmers who chose to participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative have seen a drastic reduction in grain losses (from 40% to less than 2%), a tripling of incomes, and availability of food throughout the lean season.