Centre becomes a partner of FAO's global SAVE FOOD campaign
In December 2012, the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies became a partner of the global SAVE FOOD initiative. SAVE FOOD is a campaign instituted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH to fight global food wastage at all points along supply chains.
SAVE FOOD aims at networking stakeholders in industry, politics and research, encouraging dialogue and helping to develop solutions along the food value chain. One of its aims is to enlist the support of industry in initiating and sponsoring its own SAVE FOOD projects. SAVE FOOD premiered in May 2011 with an international congress at interpack, the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging industry.
The wastage of food is one of the most significant yet under-recognised global issues in the effort to combat food insecurity. Just how significant is unclear: relatively little data is available on the extent of food wastage and its impact on the world’s food systems. Southeast Asia as a region suffers from a lack of information on food wastage along supply chains in key food commodities.
In August 2012, the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies hosted an Expert Working Group on Food Wastage in Southeast Asia, which brought together stakeholders from the public, private, civil society and academic centres. Video interviews with speakers and links to presentations given at the meeting can be found here. A policy brief drawing on the findings of the meeting has been published here and the full meeting report will be published in January 2013. The Centre looks forward to working with SAVE FOOD to raise the profile of the issue of food wastage in this region.
Posted on: 13/12/2012 9:32:52 PM |
Topic: Food Security