One of the key tasks on SAVE FOOD’s agenda is making decision-makers and consumers aware of food waste and loss. We are endeavouring to bring about a massive change in attitude.
Examples of our activities are:
Presentation of the SAVE FOOD Study in India
Between May and July 2016 the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) carried out extensive studies on food losses in various areas of India. This was made possible by the contributions made by members of the SAVE FOOD Initiative.
The study considers the situation in the packaging industry in the developing countries. Findings: more investment in adequate packaging and process technology solutions is needed, for example to keep food edible longer. However, incentives also depend on political and economic conditions.
This study, conducted jointly with the FAO, reveals the key facts and figures. 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted every year. A stronger technology transfer to Africa and tighter coordination of the various actors in the value chain are essential to remedy this state of affairs.