There are estimates that roughly one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. This can be caused both by losses in the product’s value chain or by wastage on the consumers side. It is often suggested that limiting food wastage has a positive impact on food security. However, these general studies do not provide direct linkages. This Knowledge Portal topic highlights examples of wastage reduction and the effects on food and nutrition security in the short and long term.
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform is also actively involved in this theme. Please have a look at the theme page on food wastage for the latest news, events, and our own publications.