Nearshore Nations on A Mission to Reduce Food Waste

If accepted, the new proposal will help toward a 50% cut in per capita food waste by the year 2030.

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More than a dozen Nearshore nations in Latin America and the Caribbean are pursuing the promotion of an international code of conduct to prevent and reduce food losses and waste.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supporting the 16 countries to create a technical support note for the code, which will be submitted to the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in June.

“That a great part of the food produced in the world ends up in the garbage, when more than 795 million people are still suffering hunger all over the planet, it is a real crime,” said Julio Berdegué, FAO’s Regional Representative.

If accepted, the proposal will help toward a 50% cut in per capita food waste by the year 2030.

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