Food Loss and Waste Reduction for Climate Action - FAO contribution to the Nature Based Solutions Workstream for the Climate Action Summit

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019)

FAO, through its Technical Cooperation Programme, has laid a good foundation in countries across the globe to apply systemic approaches to address the reduction of FLW. This included supporting the public sector to develop strategies; promoting good handling practices and better coordination along the value chain; adding value through processing and packaging; improvements in business models; introduction of locally adaptable innovative, sustainable and climate-smart technologies; promoting private sector investments in areas that serve collective requirements such as packhouses and cool and dry storage facilities; and maximizing by-product utilization through circular economy approaches (composting, feed utilization, etc.) aimed at reducing GHG emissions from landfills.