G20 to hear of waste urgency for global food supply chains

The ongoing global challenge of food loss and waste (FLW) is the subject of a major G20 workshop digital event on Thursday 14th October. Farrelly & Mitchell, Middle East Regional Manager Najeeb AlHumaid is to deliver a presentation, entitled ‘Challenges for FLW infrastructure and logistics in GCC countries’ at the virtual event, part of a drive to develop better global food supply chains.

Pandemic accelerates drive for solutions

The threat of coronavirus to global food supply chains has sharpened the focus of political, agriculture and food interests worldwide. Leaders will share their strategies and recommendations towards the goal of prevention and monitoring food waste.

Food waste prevention is one of the pillars of a fully functioning, secure and resilient food system. However, as AlHumaid will demonstrate, there are complexities that prevent food loss and waste strategies from succeeding. These are frequently found in infrastructure and logistics processes. The presentation will also explore the solutions to current wastage.

UN & KSA behind talks to better global food supply chains

The workshop is part of the Thunen Institute’s “National Food Loss and Waste Prevention Strategies and Monitoring approaches – an interdisciplinary challenge for decision-makers, researchers and practice“ series. The series is in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

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