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Addressing food loss and waste through agricultural quality

The safeguard of food quality, fair trade and safe and responsible consumption is at the core of UNECE’s work on agriculture, its Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards and its 4 groups on fresh fruit and vegetables; nuts and dried fruit; seed potatoes and meat. Their normative and analytical work focuses on adapting their minimum standards for international trade to the latest developments and food loss prevention in trade at its root causes. Starting with quality seed and keeping the quality throughout the trade supply chains substantially reduced food losses and contributes to the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals.