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

FLW & COVID-19 Publications
Coping strategies of dairy cooperatives and loss and waste
01/04/2021

Unlike any other crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted food value chains at all levels (production, processing, logistics and even consumer behaviour to name a few). The impacts vary across countries and are constantly changing with the spread of the pandemic as governments, stakeholders and other actors in value chains...

How to Prevent Bread Losses in the Baking and Confectionery Industry
30/12/2020

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.

Mitigating risks to food systems during COVID-19: Reducing food loss and waste
08/12/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, generating significant challenges that could result in risks to food security and nutrition in many countries. Countries are ordering lockdowns, restricting movement and observing physical distancing to curb the pandemic.

Food systems and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
01/01/2020

The ongoing pandemic has threatened the food and nutritional security of millions of Latin Americans and Caribbean people. These interruptions in the links of the value chain of the agri-food system have resulted in greater food loss and waste. We are not yet in a position to say when the...

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...