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Kyoto: reducing food waste by half through education










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    Innovative Approaches to Reduce, Recycle and Reuse Food Waste - TCP/SRL/3703 2022
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    Target 12 3 of SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) calls on all nations to halve per capita food waste at retail and consumer levels and reduce food loss along production and supply chains, including post harvest losses, by 2030 The SDG further encourages cities and businesses to move quickly to set reduction targets, measure progress, and take action to reduce food waste In this context, in Sri Lanka, an assessment of the Colombo City Region Food System carried out in 2017 as part of an initiative under FAO’s global Food for the Cities Programme identified issues related to food waste management as one of four priority areas to be addressed in 2017 A further analysis of consumer waste and surplus food generated by supply chain actors revealed that approximately 1 663 tonnes of solid waste were generated daily from within the Western Province, of which 700 tonnes was collected from the Colombo Municipal Council ( region Despite the high potential for reuse or recycle, the majority 62 percent) of business entities discards food waste Inadequate storage facilities and inefficient retailing processes within food service providers, and lack of awareness of the potential to reuse or recycle food waste are among the key reasons for the food waste generated.
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    Proceedings of the multi-actor and multi-disciplinary trainings and consultations on food waste prevention and reduction in Sri Lanka
    Project: Innovative approaches to reduce, recycle and reuse urban food waste (TCP SRL 3703; from June 2019 to August 2021)
    2023
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    Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 of the UN 2030 Agenda calls for halving per capita global food waste (FW) from retail to households. Food waste (FW) prevention and reduction play a major role in ensuring the sustainability of food systems as well as effective Solid Waste Management (SWM). A coherent, coordinated, and complementary approach to quantification causes identification, and scaling up feasible solutions is necessary. Awareness-raising and capacity development for food supply chain actors, the public sector, and civil society organizations is required for successful interventions. The Project Innovative approaches to reduce, recycle and reuse FW in urban Sri Lanka was implemented under the oversight of the Ministry of Urban Development, and Housing in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) from June 2019 to August 2021. The project produced a series of reports and papers including FAO and IWMI (2021a), FAO and IWMI (2021b), FAO and IWMI (2021c), and FAO and IWMI (2021d) that were used in the awareness creation and capacity development programmes. The major output of the Project was to facilitate knowledge development for and drafting of the Urban Roadmap on FW Prevention, Reduction, Management in Sri Lanka, that includes a comprehensive Action Plan with Monitoring and Evaluation criteria. The objective of this report is to summarize the proceedings of the consultations and sensitization sessions conducted from June 2019 to June 2021.
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    Quelimane: organic production from market waste 2018
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    The Municipality of Quelimane launched the “Quelimame Limpa” project to collect organic waste from urban food markets to dump in a compost-making facility managed by local associations. This valuable compost is then distributed to hundreds of gardens across the city. The project contributes to curbing the spread of diseases, to addressing malnutrition and to increasing household production and livelihoods.

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