Reducing food loss and waste can bring about benefits to society such as:
||Increased productivity and economic growth
||Increased in food availability to most vulnerable
Tackling food loss is therefore essential to increase efficiency in the way our food is produced, distributed, and consumed.
On 28 September 2021, the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and Covestro will conduct an online event titled “Agriculture Resilient to Pandemic’s Impact: Transforming Food Systems to Reduce Loss and Waste”. The event is in conjunction with the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (#FLWDay). Covestro, AFA, and their partners will be sharing their experiences and initiatives on transforming food systems to reduce loss and waste. The event will also be an opportunity to get farmers and other stakeholders to take actions on #FLWDay.
The online event will focus on fruits and spice, with panel experts to share their perspectives from challenges to postharvest as a potential solution and economic viability at the main session. Thereafter, participants will adjourn to two breakout groups (Fruits and Spice) to deep dive into their respective categories.
||Value-added (Packaging and marketing)
AFA and Covestro will put together a panel expert comprised of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), development agencies, farmers’ organizations, and agricultural cooperatives.