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Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Setting a Global Action Agenda

Published: 6 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This August 2019 report identifies a three-pronged approach to halve food loss and waste by 2030. The report calls on governments, companies, farmers, consumers, and everyone in between to: 1) “Target-Measure-Act”: Set food loss and waste reduction targets, measure to identify hotspots of food loss and waste and monitor progress over time, and take action on the hotspots; 2) pursue a short “to-do” list per player in the food supply chain as “no regret” first steps toward taking action; and 3) collaborate on 10 “scaling interventions” to ramp up deployment of Target-Measure-Act and the to-do list. It also lays out the key benefits to reducing food loss and waste, citing landmark research reports on the topic.

Produced by World Resources Institute with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, and in partnership with United Nations Environment, Natural Resources Defence Council, Iowa State University, The University of Maryland’s Ed Snider Center, The Consortium for Innovation in Postharvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction, Wageningen University and Research, the World Bank, and WRAP.

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