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Food loss and waste

International Day of Awareness of
Food Loss and Waste.
29th September 2020

Food loss and waste.

FAO’s support to the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste initiative is particularly important as FAO is the UN specialized agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and is mandated to raise levels of nutrition and reduce food loss and food waste, taking into account sustainable production and consumption practices. FAO is working in partnership with national government, the private sector, civil society and academia to promote awareness about food loss and waste and its impacts in an effort to bring about behaviour change.

Click on the banner on the right for direction to the FAO webpage on food loss and waste



Read how IFU can help

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FAO Interview

Ms Rosa Rolle, Team Leader Food Losses and Waste, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, FAO

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Food loss and waste database

The Food Loss and Waste database is the largest online collection of data on both food loss and food waste and their causes reported throughout the literature. The database contains data and information from openly accessible reports and studies measuring food loss and waste across food products, stages of the value chain, and geographical areas.

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