FAO unveils platform to help accelerate action on reducing food loss and waste

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News: Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) has unveiled a platform named  Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste to aid global reduction of food loss and waste.

Facts:

  • About the platform: It is an online platform that brings together information on measurement, reduction, policies, alliances, actions and examples of successful models applied to reduce food loss and waste across the globe.

Additional Facts: 

  • International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste: It will be observed for the first time on 29th September,2020 to make a call for action for both the public and the private sectors to bolster efforts to reduce food loss and waste towards ensuring food security for all.
  • FAO: It is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.It is headquartered in Rome, Italy.