SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

29 September 2021: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Registration open!

17 Sep 2021

On 29 September 2021, the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste will be observed for the second time.

Reducing food loss and waste is of significant importance as it contributes to the realization of broader improvements to agri-food systems toward achieving food security, food safety, improving food quality and delivering on nutritional outcomes. Reducing food loss and waste also contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as pressure on land and water resources. 

With less than nine years left to reach SDG goal 12, target 12.3 – 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 – the second observance will highlight the urgent need to accelerate collective action to reduce food loss and waste.

A clear call to action will be made for the public (national or local authorities) and the private (businesses, including producers) sectors, as well as individuals, to prioritize actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste and contribute to restoring and building-back-better agri-food systems.

You are kindly invited to join the global virtual event in observance of the second International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. 

Heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will share their perspectives on the issues and actions required to stem the problem. A high-level panel will provide their perspectives, and a keynote presentation will seek to provoke further thought on the issues. 

Representatives from the European Commission and from Italy will also share their views and perspectives on the issues and on progress achieved in addressing food loss and food waste. 

A roundtable panel will discuss scalable innovations that contribute to accelerating the pace of food loss and waste reduction globally, toward delivering on better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.


Please register at the following link:


Interpretation will be provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. 

You can find more information HERE.