According to 2011 FAO Global Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) report, a third of all food produced in the world of human consumption never reach the consumer's table.These amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted evey year.
The Food Waste and Loss session brought on board various stakeholders who shared their insights that helped to draft an ACTION PLAN.The following were the represented stakeholders: Practitioners with a change maker attitude; Policymakers who can twist policies in a sustainable and inclusive way; Businesses that turn waste into value; Businesses that offer value chain systems; Innovators with innovative solutions to Food Loss and Waste (FLW); Entrepreneurs that can scale-up tested and applicable innovations to make money while addressing Food Loss and Waste.
The session began on a high note with Dr.Jane Ambuko from the University of Nairobi making a presentation on Food loss and waste (FLW) reduction;the role of reliable data on Food Loss and Waste.Thereafter,various organizations pitched.The Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisory of Kenya (SOCAA) pitched on the role of Public Private Partnership in educing food losses; The Netherlands Develpment Organization (SNV) pitched on Reducing porstharvest losses through good storage facilities; Sustainable Business Inclusive (SBI - Kenya) pitched on Business drivers of food waste and loss.
The following were the outputs of the session;
-Participants brainstormed on the key drivers of postharvest losses in food supply chains.
-A discussion on tangible strategies of reducing food loss and food waste along the value chain.
-Mapping out the key players with a drive to ACT towards reducing waste,losses and improving quality of food.
-An ACTION PLAN with key players around implementing.
It was indeed an insightful session!