An ecosystem for inclusive and sustainable food production and consumption with enough food for everyone

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations.
As a multilateral platform, UNECE facilitates greater economic integration and cooperation and promotes sustainable development and economic prosperity.
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 losses

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.