Addressing Food Loss and Waste: A Global Problem with Local Solutions

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Addressing Food Loss and Waste: A Global Problem with Local Solutions

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A third of all food globally is lost and wasted, amounting to significant costs to society: $1 trillion globally annually, 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and significant natural resource use are all associated with food that is grown but never reaches the table.

Timed with the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (FLW), this event will launch a set of new World Bank reports that propose a framework for better understanding policy options and trade-offs involved in tackling food loss and waste, and drill down on challenges and solutions in Guatemala, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam. New World Bank analysis finds that reducing food loss and waste could play a significant role in reducing the environmental footprint of food while boosting food and nutrition security.

Join World Bank Group President David Malpass and other speakers on #FLWDay to be inspired by tangible solutions for positive change.

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On that note, thanks so much for joining us. We hope this discussion was informative, and that it inspires you to consider what you can do to reduce food waste on a personal level. If you want to read more about local solutions to this big global problem of food loss and waste, check out our new report: 
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:05
Agriculture & Food @ WorldBank

Juergen Voegele notes that we won't be able to address climate change without fixing the food loss and waste problem. And he wraps up the discussion by urging consumers to start making smart decisions to reduce food waste tonight: It starts with you, every day, and in all the choices you make.
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:03
Agriculture & Food @ WorldBank

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:00
Agriculture & Food @ WorldBank

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:00
Agriculture & Food @ WorldBank

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:00

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