The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) will make a clear call to action for public and private entities to take action to reduce food loss and waste (FLW) toward transforming agrifood systems to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 agenda.
According to FAO, between 691 and 783 million people faced hunger in 2022, with a mid-range of 735 million. While hunger and food security continue, an estimated 13% of the world’s food is lost in the supply chain from post-harvest prior to retail, a further 17% of food is wasted in households, food services and in retail.
Currently, many of the world’s agrifood systems are unsustainable, as they degrade agricultural land, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and loss of biodiversity and consume groundwater. Food systems are also vulnerable to external climate and other shocks, partly because of the impact on the environment.