In addition to its core standard-setting work, the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards has over the past few years focused on food loss and waste reduction and prevention. Practical tools and guidelines created include the UNECE Code of Good Practice, the UNECE Food Loss and Waste Measuring Methodology for Fresh Produce Supply Chains, as well as the development of Minimum Quality Specifications for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.
At its 77th session, the Working Party took stock of this work and discussed its future work on food loss and waste, including the implementation of the Code of Good Practice and related tools. The aim of this round table was to feed into that discussion by exploring good practices and solutions for food loss and waste prevention and reduction.
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Agnieszka Sudol, Chair, Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards
Elisabeth Tuerk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE
Presentations and panel discussion
Food loss and waste prevention and reduction – key issues and policy considerations for increasing resource efficiency and circularity
Food losses and waste: results and opportunities towards 2030
Food loss and waste prevention activities in Türkiye and the role of logistics
Food loss and waste prevention in fresh fruit and vegetables, dry and dried produce, seed potatoes and meat – role of UNECE specialized sections
The UNECE Code of Good Practice
Food loss prevention and reduction: INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council
Q&A and discussion
Summary and closing
Bucky Gwartney, Vice-Chair, Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards