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Building a National Food Loss and Waste Programme

Monday 31 May 2021














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    Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Europe and Central Asia: Programme overview and approach to implementation 2021
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    The brochure provides an overview of the approach that FAO takes to support countries in non-EU Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus, Turkey and Central Asia in tackling food loss and waste. This includes the development of national strategies and actions plans, activities to strengthen national capacities and food loss and waste measurement systems, promotion and enhancement of food recovery and redistribution systems, improvement of awareness as a means of changing behaviour. The approach is demonstrated on one of the projects implemented in the region.
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    Sub-Regional Capacity Development: Workshop series on Food Losses and Food Waste Measurement and Reporting
    1st meeting: online, 9 December 2020; 2nd meeting: online, end January/February 2021; 3rd meeting: face-to-face or online, Spring/Summer 2021
    2021
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    Strategies for Food Loss and Waste Reduction - TCP/RER/3702 2021
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    In the Europe and Central Asia region, and particularly the non European Union countries, food loss and waste ( have major implications on food and nutrition security, as a result of inefficiencies in the food value chains This leads to lower availability of micronutrient rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables reduced income of smallholder farmers, who are major food producers and increased food prices, affecting urban consumers In addition food loss and waste significantly contribute to greenhouse gas ( emissions and the negative effects of climate change As such, FLW constitutes a vast, persistent and complicated problem, which directly relates to national and corporate policies, natural resources, climate change, economies and markets, people’s behaviour and culture social conditions, technology, infrastructure and investments Against this background, the project aimed to reduce FLW in the context of national food systems and climate change Specifically, the project would assist four countries, Albania, Armenia, North Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova, to develop and implement national strategies towards FLW reduction, tailored to the specific needs of each country and as part of the relevant national strategies for agricultural development, food security, and climate change mitigation.

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