28. Food Waste

On June 26th, 2012, CTA organised a Briefing on “Addressing Food Waste in Times of Crisis” with the the European Commission (DG DEVCO) the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various media partners.

New!  on the subject of ‘Food Waste’





Selected resources

CTA Policy Brief: Going to waste: missed opportunities in the battle to improve food security



Videos of the Briefing

Introductory remarks
Denis Salord, Head of Unit, Regional Programmes Sub-Saharan Africa and ACP wide, European Commission; Michael Hailu, Director of CTA

Panel 1: Causes and Extent of Food Losses

Chair: Ishamel Sunga,  Director General, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

– Food losses, food waste: a global perspective
Robert Van Otterdijk, Agro-Industry Officer, Rural Infrastructure & Agro-Industries Division, FAO [Presentation|Executive Summary]

– Why do we throw away vast amounts of food and what should we do about it?
Tristram Stuart, Writer and activist, United Kingdom [Presentation]

– Overview of the Grain Postharvest Losses of Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa
John Orchard, Director of Research, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich [Presentation|Executive Summary]

-Building successful business partnerships to reduce waste
Andy Dawe, Head of Food and Drink, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), United Kingdom [Presentation|Executive Summary]

Panel 2: Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Food Waste

Chair: H.E. Brave Ndisale. Ambassador of Malawi

– Preventing food wastage and optimizing the use of agrofood materials: a European approach
Toine Timmermans, Programme Manager Sustainable Food Chains, WUR, The Netherlands [Presentation]

– Transforming Food Waste into a Resource
Andrea Segrè, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bologna, President of Last Minute Market, Italy; and Silvia Gaiani, Research Fellow, University of Bologna [Presentation|Executive Summary]

– Addressing Post-harvest losses: perspectives from the farmers
Onya Akonopeesa, Farmer Leader and Board Member of Uganda National Farmers Federation [Presentation]

– What solutions are there for losses in the horticulture sector?
Stephen Mbithi, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) and Coordinating CEO of the Horticulture Council of Africa (HCA) [Presentation]

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