Make the difference. Stop #foodwaste is the call to action for the 11th National Food Waste Prevention Day. The focus in 2024 is on the need to expand good practices to reduce food wastage in homes, businesses, associations, schools and the public sector, to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by the fast-approaching Agenda deadline of 2030.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that around one-third of food production is lost between harvest and consumption. In the European Union, almost 59 million tonnes of food is lost every year – that is around 131 kg of waste per person.
Preventing food wastage is one of the targets set by the UN 2030 Agenda (SDG 12), which aims to “halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.”