The Conference will focus on identifying essential elements of enabling environment and tools, including
legislative and business innovations, food loss and waste reduction strategies, and practical interventions that
support the transition to sustainable food value chains.
To this end, the conference will explore a broad spectrum of recent developments and challenges in the field of food loss and waste in Europe (including the European Union) and Central Asia and offer opportunities for interactive exchanges of experience and potential solutions for implementation by value chain actors and other stakeholders, operating alone or in partnership. The conference will also contribute more generally to raising awareness about the complex nature of food loss and waste, and its impact on value chain actors, consumers, service providers and the environment, and will suggest possible solutions.
Specifically, the Conference will cover the following topics:
Offers a comprehensive review of legal and policy framework that supports the improve-ment of food loss and waste management by creating conducive environment for relevant stakeholders to act, including revising legislation and policies covering agricultural devel-opment, waste management, regulation of food donation and food redistribution, food and feed safety and quality, fiscal incentives, as well as the responsibilities of the various public and private institutions overseeing these areas.
The speakers representing all segments in a food value chain will share their hands-on ex-perience and practices and solutions that proved successful in preventing and reducing food loss and waste. The speakers will comprise representatives of major food production, pro-cessing, marketing and packaging companies, as well as hospitality and food service sector.
The presented cases will highlight the challenges pertaining to food loss and waste reduc-tion and hindering the effectiveness of measures. Policy and legal changes, agricultural and marketing standards, rules on date marking, and food security will be the points at issue.
Many businesses are already piloting innovative solutions to reduce food waste in their business operations, while having a positive impact upstream and downstream food value chain. At this session, the audience will learn about new technologies and approaches to drive the change, including the adoption of new business models, AI for smart labelling, dy-namic pricing, product traceability, and intelligent food sharing and redistribution instru-ments among other solutions.
Explores the concept of behavioural science and its potential application in addressing the problem of food
waste at the household level. The speakers will also share examples of in-terventions based on regulation,
information instruments and nudging approaches to help national and regional policy makers, as well as
marketing specialists, in designing and im-proving appropriate interventions against food waste.
The Conference is organized in the framework of FAO-Türkiye Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP-II), funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Türkiye, and with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Nether-lands.