International Workshop On Food Loss And Waste Prevention In South Asia

  • Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Sushri Shobha Karandlaje inaugurated the International Workshop on Food Loss and Waste Prevention in the South Asian Region today in New Delhi.
  • Organised jointly by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research and the Thünen Institute, Germany.
  • Around 120 delegates from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, France, Germany, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka were present.
  • The proven technologies and practices of developed  and developing countries should be brought forward

STEP TO BE TAKEN:

  • Identify the primary reasons for food loss and waste
  • Education and awareness among all the stakeholders;
  • Efficient harvest and storage
  • Smart distribution
  • Industry involvement
  • Donation and food banks
  • Innovation in food packaging
  • Consumer responsibility

Post-harvest losses and Food Waste depend on:

  • Crops and commodities
  • Duration of storage
  • Technological interventions,
  • Human behavior
  • Traditions
  • During the G20-MACS held in Varanasi, in April 2023;
  • a bilateral meeting was held between India and Germany in which both countries decided to organize a regional workshop
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