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Food Losses and Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. Newsletter # 3 February 2016







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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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    Mediterra 2016: Zero Waste in the Mediterranean. Natural Resources, Food and Knowledge 2016
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    The 2016 Edition of Mediterra addresses waste challenges and presents innovative solutions while suggesting policy recommendations for the sustainable management of natural resources, food and knowledge in the Mediterranean.The first part reviews each of the resources for which waste is a real issue and calls for an analysis in the particularly constrained circumstances of the Mediterranean. The second focuses on food losses and waste (both land and sea-based), exploring both the extent of the problem and a promising pathway for improving food security and, as a spin-off, resource management. The third part concentrates on the erosion of knowhow, due to poor knowledge dissemination, exploring the risk this poses of collapsing agricultural models and the rediscovery of new systems of knowledge and innovation. While the report places the spotlight on this triple waste, it also looks carefully at the innovations and inclusive policies that are attempting to address the issue.
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    Food loss and waste (FLW) in aquatic food value chains in the United Republic of Tanzania 2023
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    The United Republic of Tanzania fisheries and aquaculture production is dominated by small scale fishers, processors and traders. The fisheries and aquaculture sector provides direct employment to about 202,053 and indirectly more than 4 million people depends on the fisheries related activities such as fish processors and traders, fishing vessel manufacturers and suppliers, fishing gear menders, fish mongers and employees. However, the small scale fisheries (SSF) is challenged with huge Post-Harvest Fish Loss (PHFL) along the supply chain from harvest to the consumption. Although, the United Republic of Tanzania is blessed with many different fish specifies which are characterized by different post-harvest handling and processes, and mixed fish and fish products loss and waste scenarios. This work found limitation of robust impact assessment and interventions to reduce food fish loss and waste for all value chains actors from harvest to consumption. This concludes that there is little information to inform policy makers, and recommend that more robust and harmonized evidences on FLW are needed.

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