One third of all food is either wasted or lost – an amount that would be enough to meet global food needs. Together with our members from industry, politics and civil society, SAVE FOOD aims to drive innovations, promote interdisciplinary dialogue and spark off debates in order to generate solutions, across the entire value chain “from field to fork”. By involving all actors. And on a broad front.
In concrete terms, this means:
Correcting the policy framework.
We call on the global community to meet its millennium goals. Eradicating hunger is among the top priorities here.
Optimizing agricultural practices.
We urgently advocate more sustainability, new methods for efficient crop cultivation and harvesting, and fighting losses through conservation of resources.
Shaping food production more sensibly.
We appeal to enterprises to steer demand and consumer behaviour better and to choose more sustainable production methods.
Promoting packaging and process technology.
We call for smart and sustainable production and packaging concepts to improve the supply of food to a growing global population.
We see potentials for optimizing assortments, the supply chain, logistics and waste recycling in order to combat food losses.
Achieving a change in attitude.
We want to fight the widespread “throwaway” mindset and raise people’s awareness of and respect for food.