FAO launches platform to combat global food wastage
The platform enables access to all FAO food loss and waste resources and connects to related portals from development partners
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A comprehensive platform to help the global community step up action to reduce food loss and waste has been launched by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) even as the UN agency and partners gears up for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste to be marked for the first time on 29 September 2020.
The Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste is a comprehensive database of information containing measurement, reduction, policies, alliances, actions and examples of successful models applied to reduce food loss and waste across the globe.
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu at the launch of the platform said that wasting food amounts to wasting scarce natural resources, increasing climate change impacts and missing the opportunity to feed a growing population in the future.
The platform enables access to all FAO food loss and waste resources and also connects to related portals from development partners, serving as a one-stop shop for all food loss and waste knowledge. The funding for the platform has been provided by the Swiss Development Cooperation.