Global InItIatIve on Food Losses and Waste ReductIon

The opportunity to solve postharvest loss issues lies among various stakeholders. Governments can provide better storage and infrastructure, businesses advanced technologies and improved supply chains, and researchers knowledge and information that is both accessible and appropriate to farmers of all types. These opportunities also present challenges, however. The postharvest loss stakeholder network faces obstacles with communication, financing, political will, technology adoption, and others. One collaborative report from US & UK researchers gives an overview of stakeholder challenges and opportunities, and a workshop debrief from the FAO gives a practical sense of current international initiatives towards overcoming loss.

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