Wholesale Markets and FAO partner to tackle waste

Photo: ©FAO/Asim Hafeez

The World Union of Wholesale Markets  is partnering with the FAO in order to address gaps in addressing food waste.  The partnership was announced May 28 at WUWM’s conference in Budapest, and it will involve gathering information about food waste in wholesale markets, and then aiding stakeholders to improve logistics, design and operations in order to cut waste.  The overall aim is to increase discussion of food waste in the supply chain in order to cut down on food waste, especially in urban areas. The FAO has focused more on household food waste, but this move shows attention to other parts of the food system. The goal is to find research-based best practices in order to create a more efficient food system, particularly in cutting food waste and reaching urban markets.

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/288367/icode/

http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/165383/wuwm-partners-with-fao-to-tackle-food-waste

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