Food loss and waste has been on top of
UNECE’s agenda for many years. It is also s at the core of our
transition to a circular economy in the ECE region and beyond.
Working on the issue since 2013, we have:
Launched a Code of Good Practice to reduce fresh food
Developed a measuring methodology and
Launched the #saveinvisiblefood campaign, calling on all
the actors along the food supply chain to redistribute, repurpose
and add value to the food which is not traded or consumed – in
other words “invisible”.
Most recently, in response to the
growing food loss and waste crisis globally, UNECE developed
FeedUp@UN – a digital blockchain-powered solution for identifying,
quantifying, and tracing the food otherwise lost or wasted.
Integrated with market and distribution places, it will make food
available to those who need and want it the most, and to those who
give it another life — the food otherwise discarded can be used
for textile fibers and fashion, dried fruits, juices or
processing. By identifying the food loss hotspots throughout the
value chain, FeedUP@UN will contribute to more circular food
production and responsible food consumption, while accelerating
SDG action. UNECE also facilitates international trade through
developing global agricultural quality standards used by a range
of stakeholders across the world.