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Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Türkiye GCP/SEC/015/TUR Agenda of the Closing Meeting

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    Concept Note for the Closing Meeting of Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Türkiye
    Concept Note - ENG - FLW
    2023
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    The Project "Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Türkiye" under FAO-TÜRKIYE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (FTPP II), Ref # GCP/SEC/015/TUR ends on April 30th, 2023. The closing meeting will be done virtually on April 17th at 11:00am - 12:05pm. This concept note has been prepared to describe the objectives, methodology and target audeince of the meeting. In accordance with the FTTP Agreement signed between FAO and the Government of Türkiye (Article XI. Visibility 52), the Turkish flag has to be used along with the FAO and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Logos. That's why the agenda of the closing meeting has all the 3 logos
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    Reducing Food Loss and Waste in Central Asia - GCP/SEC/015/TUR 2023
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    While chronic hunger is on the rise, a considerable amount of food produced is being lost or wasted. In Türkiye alone, an estimated 18 million tonnesof food is lost or wasted each year, that is, more than 20 percent of all food produced in the country. Reducing food loss and waste (FLW) is therefore a key objective in Central Asia subregion to achieve food security, improve food value chains and reduce the environmental footprint of food systems. However, the scale and complexity of the problem requires a holistic, multidisciplinary response involving all actors and stakeholders. Curbing FLW implies not only the revision of institutional and legal frameworks, and improvement in the methods of production, conservation and distribution of food, but also a change in resource-intensive consumption patterns and increasing awareness among all actors in the food supply chain, as well as consumers. Funded by the Government of Türkiye, the project, implemented from November 2019 to April 2023, aimed to support Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in developing measures to reduce FLW in the context of national food systems and climate change. Two components were implemented: (i) a regional component, consisting of an FLW reduction campaign and the establishment of an interactive partnership network; and (ii) national components for six countries (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Türkiye and Uzbekistan) consisting of the formulation of national FLW reduction strategies and training in FLW measurement, analysis, monitoring, accounting and reporting.
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    FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP II): Reduction of food loss and waste in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Turkey
    GCP/SEC/015/TUR
    2020
    Funded by the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the project aims to assist Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in developing measures to reduce food loss and waste. In particular, the project will support the recipient countries to: • develop national gender-sensitive strategic policy and action plans to reduce FLW; • establish FLW data collection systems, as well as measure and monitor FLW; • improve knowledge management and capacities; and • raise awareness and understanding of FLW (causes, impact and solutions) among actors in all sectors, including consumers, at national and regional level, leaving no one behind.

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