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Conclusions of the Regional Experts Consultation on Food Losses and Waste







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    Report of the Expert Consultation Meeting on Food Losses and Waste Reduction in the Near East Region 2013
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    The Expert Consultation Meeting (ECM) on Food Losses and Waste Reduction in the Near East Region: Towards a Regional Comprehensive Strategy was held in Sharm ElSheikh, Egypt during 18 and 19 December 2013.The ECM was attended by 27 experts including policy makers dealing with food security issues in the region; academicians, researchers and other experts dealing with the main pillars of food losses and waste; senior officials from Government Ministries and agencies; private-sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations; UN and bilateral agencies. The purpose and aims of the ECM were to: i. Scan the current situation of food losses and food waste in countries of the region, with a view towards developing a regional strategy to combat the problem within the framework of broader strategies to improve food security, i. Promote sharing of information on best practices and experiences relating to policies targeting food loss and waste reduction in the different facets of the chain , ii. Develop concrete mechanisms between countries for sharing knowledge on minimizing food losses and waste across the region, iii. Identify mechanisms to provide incentives and promote investments in the domain of food loss and waste reduction, iv. In coordination and cooperation between decision makers and experts, identify and disseminate innovative strategies for integrating food losses and waste reduction strategies as a component of food security strategies in countries of the region, v. Recommend a plan of action to reduce food losses and waste.
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    Food Losses and Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Bulletin No 2. April 2015
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    The countries of the region are building a future with less Food Losses and Waste. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the main political forum of the region, has included Food Loss and Waste Reduction as one component of its Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Security and the Eradication of Hunger 2025. There are countries with experience in Food Loss and Waste Reduction that are making good use of sub-products. Steps are underway to build the institutional framewor k for the formation of a Regional Alliance for Food Loss and Waste Reduction. There is concrete evidence of food losses and waste in specific value chains in a few countries, and there are also potential solutions.
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    Reducing food loss and waste in CARICOM 2017
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    Food loss and waste reduces access to adequate healthy food at the individual, community, national and global level and waste precious natural resources such as land and water. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the single largest proportion of the food lost or wasted occurs in the production and consumer segments of the food supply chain, i.e. postharvest. FAO’s work in addressing postharvest loss responds directly to the region’s need to improve on the measurement of these losses and develop necessary methods and strategies to reduce them. The proposed approach to address these issues includes the development and implementation of relevant policies and strategies along the lines of, and in keeping with, global initiatives on food losses and waste. One such initiative is the Save Food Initiative, which gives priority to interventions that prevent food loss and waste from occuring in the first place, followed by interventions that can lead to reduced loss and waste.

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