While the world is producing more than enough food for all, hunger is still one of the most urgent development challenges. Up to one third of all food is spoiled or squandered before it is consumed by people. Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial production down to final household consumption. Governments, research institutions, producers, distributors, retailers and consumers have all a critical role to play in solving this issue and business has the ability to positively affect this challenge. By minimizing food losses during production, storage and transport and the waste of food by retailers and consumers, by empowering consumer choice, business has the opportunity to contribute to eliminating food loss and waste.
Convened in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge as the third in a series of Global Dialogues on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, this webinar will feature expert and practitioner insights on eliminating loss and waste of food. A multi-stakeholder discussion will identify key areas where business can have a positive impact, and ways in which companies, individually or in partnership, can support this goal.