Food losses

Approximately 40 per cent of all the food grown goes uneaten, according to a new WWF report, while per capita farm-stage losses are generally higher in industrialised regions.

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Food losses

More than 900 million tonnes of food sold to households, retailers, restaurants and other food services were wasted in 2019, according to the Food Waste Index Report that aims to help countries track progress on UN…

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Food losses

The Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia digital talk about Post-Harvest Losses, which took place in late November, addressed the avoidance of losses by improved process management and handling of crops as well as…

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Food losses

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared the 29th September the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW). At its international trade fairs, DLG International, in cooperation with…

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Food waste
Food losses

Reducing food loss and waste is essential for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new online platform gives support to development actors and governments in reducing food loss and waste across the globe.

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Food losses

A major step forward in reducing food loss and waste is critical to achieving the SDGs underlines the FAO in the 2019 edition of its annual State of Food and Agriculture report. The report provides new estimates of food…

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Food losses

Despite all efforts in the past, the problem of food losses is still relevant. The DLG has published a factsheet to better manage post-harvest losses. This paper provides best practices in operating storage systems and a…

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Food losses

More than 30 years ago, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) started a post-harvest programme in Central America named “Postcosecha”. The significant impact that was still evident long after the project…

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Food losses

In the 1980s and ’90s post-harvest protection featured prominently in international cooperation, but subsequently the emphasis placed on it diminished. The debate on rising food prices and the use of limited resources…

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Food losses

The network of actors working on the reduction of post-harvest losses is complex and not easy to understand at first glance. This article attempts to give an orientation on who the actors are, how they are interconnected…

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