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

Publications

E-learning SDG Sub-indicator 12.3.1.a – Food Loss Index
01/01/2020

Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 is defined as the goal that “by 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses”. This FAO e-learning course covers the sub-indicator 12.3.1. a Food Loss Index (FLI) which will...

The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV-2021) Background Paper
01/01/2020

This background paper outlines the benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption, but also examines the various aspects of the fruit and vegetable sector from a food systems approach: from sustainable production and trade to loss and waste management.  This paper provides an overview of the sector and a framework and...

European Food Banks: a wave of solidarity to face COVID-19
01/01/2020

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge across Europe, disrupting the normality of our lives and with severe impacts on our society and economy. On the occasion of FEBA Annual Forum on Food Aid and Social Inclusion, the European Food Banks is publishing a new report, highlighting the...

A decade of food loss reduction
01/01/2020

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...

Food waste management during the COVID-19 outbreak: a holistic climate, economic and nutritional approach
01/01/2020

Improving the food supply chain efficiency has been identified as an essential means to enhance food security, while reducing pressure on natural resources. Adequate food loss and waste (FLW) management has been proposed as an approach to meet these objectives. The main hypothesis of this study is to consider that...

The Proceedings of the Conference on REDUCTION OF FOOD LOSS AND WASTE
01/01/2020

"An aim of this conference and its proceedings volume is to reach different but complementary communities that can broaden the alliance needed to address the challenge of food loss and waste. Key objectives are to share the latest scientific evidence on how to reduce food loss and waste and thereby...

Measuring the nutritional cost of insect infestation of stored maize and cowpea
01/01/2020

Agricultural research predominantly focuses on increasing the productivity of food crops and livestock to meet the projecte nutritional needs and changing dietary tastes of a rapidly growing and urbanising human population. Much less research attention has focused on ensuring that the quality and quantity of these harvests is maintained postharvest. Our understanding and prevention...

31/10/2019

A shorter version of the FAO flagship publication The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2019, it contains the key messages and main points from the publication and is aimed at the media, policy makers and a more general public.

01/09/2019

Deux études ont été conduites au Burkina Faso pour une analyse approfondie des pertes après-récolte et de leurs causes le long des chaînes d’approvisionnement (CA) du sorgho, du maïs et du niébé.La première étude sur le terrain des pertes après-récolte a été conduite entre les mois d’octobre 2015 et d’avril...

01/04/2019

Deux études ont été conduites en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour une analyse appro-fondie des pertes après-récolte et de leurs causes le long des chaînes d’approvisionnement (CA) du maïs et du riz.La première étude sur le terrain des pertes après-récolte a été conduite entre les mois d’avril et septem-bre...