Reducing food loss and waste

5 Jun 2013

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To coincide with World Environment Day, UNEP and the World Resources Institute have published a joint study on reducing food loss and waste. Drawing on research from the UN FAO, the study shows that one out of every four calories produced by the global agricultural system is being lost or wasted. To combat food waste, the study presents five strategic recommendations:

  • Develop a food loss and waste measurement protocol
  • Set food loss and waste reduction targets
  • Increase investment in reducing post-harvest losses in developing countries
  • Create entities devoted to reducing food waste in developed countries
  • Accelerate and support collaborative initiatives to reduce food loss and waste

Download the full report (PDF 0.07MB)