This project proposal seeks to take stock of the current state of knowledge and on-going methodological activities, share approaches and promote harmonization of Food Loss and Waste measurement around SDG 12.3. UN Environment and FAO, together with collaborating and facilitating organizations, will strengthen tools developed, address knowledge gaps, develop capacities and promote awareness and advocacy to stem the problem.

Sectors of activity
Waste, incl. Chemicals, Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
24/03/2017

Objectives

Food loss and waste is a major global issue and is now addressed under SDG Target 12.3 - “to halve the per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses and waste (FLW) along production and supply chains including post-harvest losses.“ Some countries have initiated processes that target FLW measurement for prevention, reduction and management and need support and advice on how this can be done, other countries need encouragement to begin measuring their baseline.

This project proposal seeks to take stock of the current state of knowledge and on-going methodological activities, share approaches and promote harmonization of FLW measurement around SDG 12.3. UN Environment and FAO, together with collaborating and facilitating organizations, will strengthen tools developed, address knowledge gaps, develop capacities and promote awareness and advocacy to stem the problem.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • Food Waste Index (FWI) metodology workshop

Impact and Results

The initiative is specifically designed to support the delivery of SDG Target 12.3, the reduction of food loss and waste, and seeks to support this goal in a comprehensive way, through baseline setting and tracking progress, sharing and elaborating tools and methodologies, building partnerships, strengthening technical capacity at national level, and raising public awareness.

Next steps and how to get involved

Contact: sfsprogramme@blw.admin.ch