Home /

food losses

Share:
November 26, 2018Knowledge Portal
Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets

This policy brief has the key aim to provide advice to policy makers on how to reduce food loss and waste, especially of nutrient-rich foods, for better nutrition security. Loss and waste both fundamentally affect the availability and affordability of foods which make up healthy diet. However, addressing loss and waste in nutrient-rich foods presents a particular challenge. »

Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
July 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
Theme: Food Wastage

The power of new approaches and technologies, young minds and reaching outside the box of World Bank domain bubbles, was shown on May 19 and 20, 2018 during the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. The event was organized in Amsterdam at the premises of big data company Xomnia B.V., under the WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”. »

Food for All partnership - update May 2018
June 13, 2018Knowledge activity
Food for All partnership – update May 2018

In the framework of the WBG-Netherlands Food for All Partnership, Wijnand van IJssel – Senior Advisor Food Security at WBG Global Practice Agriculture – has been in the Netherlands from May 11 till June 5 to strengthen and operationalize the Partnership. He published a blog on the series of meetings and events he attended, including the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reality of food losses: A new measurement methodology

This paper aims to improve the methodology used to measure food loss across food value chains and to identify the causes of food loss. The traditionally used measurement methodology is tested with three new methodologies that aim to reduce the measurement error in assessing the magnitude of food loss. »

June 21, 2017Knowledge Portal
Country-driven innovations and agrifood value chains for poverty and hunger reduction

This blog discusses a book chapter by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan. He suggests that more innovative, better focused, and more cost-effective measures are needed to more effectively address hunger. These innovations must be driven by developing countries themselves. »

June 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food losses and waste: Navigating the inconsistencies

This article addresses the question of food losses and waste (FLW), which has been the subject of much debate. When it comes to food security, the preservation of natural resources and potential economic benefits, the general public, scientists and politicians all agree that FLW needs to be reduced. However, there are numerous inconsistencies in terms of how the problem of FLW has been presented and analysed. »