12 August, 2020
Incatema Consulting & Engineering will sponsor the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, to be held for the first time on 29 September by decision of the United Nations General Assembly in 2019. The sponsorship forms part of the collaboration agreement that the company signed with the FAO in 2019 and has been warmly welcomed by the body, given the importance of reducing food loss and waste to end malnutrition and eradicate hunger.
The agreement reached between Incatema and the FAO covers a range of actions, including supporting initiatives to reduce food loss and waste through the supply chain, as we have reported here.
According to the FAO’s report ‘The State of Food and Agriculture 2019’, approximately one third of all food produced globally is lost in the chain that extends from its harvest to its sale, not only hampering the eradication of hunger from the planet but also impacting greatly on food security.
For Sergio de Román, Incatema’s Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, ‘it is important to become aware of the role we must all play in the food chain to minimise the amount of food waste. Our company, driven by this responsibility, plays a fundamental role working alongside the FAO to promote the efficient development of inclusive food systems in Small Island Developing States, focusing on small-scale producers.’
Inclusive food systems pursue sustainability in the production chain and provide environmental benefits such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, better use of natural resources and energy savings.