The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized 3 International Conferences on 29 September. FEBA’s representatives were invited.  

  • FAO Brussels Dialogues | “Our dream for a better planet without food loss and waste: it is possible” with the participation of FEBA Secretary General, Angela Frigo
  • FAO HQ | “Inaugural event of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste” 

with the participation of FEBA President, Jacques Vandenschrik in the panel Food Loss and Waste and innovation

  • FAO Liaison Office to the United Nations of New York | “Wasted: the story of food waste” with the participation of FEBA Secretary General, Angela Frigo

Find out more information about the International Meetings and watch the recordings below. 

FAO Liaison Office in Bussels

Our dream for a better planet without food loss and waste: it is possible

The FAO Brussels Office organised an online conference on the occasion of the first international Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste. FAO Liaison Office in Brussels invited FEBA Secretary General Angela Frigo to discuss, together with other high-level speakers, about solutions to the food loss and waste issue highlighting the importance of working together across all actors.
In total, almost 600 participants followed the conference.

Today Food Banks are dreamers because first they are doers. They are an integral part of the food system because they promote the transition from a linear to a circular economy: no good food goes to waste but gains a new value for the people, for the planet.

Angela Frigo
Secretary General of the European Food Banks Federation
Angela

FAO HQ

Inaugural event of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

The first ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) was held virtually with interventions from the FAO Director-General and UNEP Executive Director, high-level representatives from Argentina, Turkey, San Marino and Andorra, private sector, consumers and academia, among others. The event sparked discussion on the need to transform and rebalance the way our food is produced and consumed, accentuated even more during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to harness and scale-up innovation and technologies to stem the problem.

FEBA President, Jacques Vandenschrik, participated in the panel “Food Loss and Waste and Innovation”.

In total, almost 600 participants followed the conference.

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The mission is common to every single Food Bank in the world: rescuing safe and edible food from the food supply chain to ensure that no good food goes to waste and redistributing it to charities helping people in need.

Jacques Vandenschrik
President of the European Food Banks Federation

FEBA President’s speech is at 2:10:36

FAO Liaison Office in New York (UN)

Changing the story of food loss and waste

This event was organized by FAO and UN Environment and the support of Andorra and San Marino.

During the event was transmitted the documentary Wasted: the story of food waste, featuring Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura and other food celebrities, and to discuss how to change the story of food loss and waste, in this virtual celebration of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste at the United Nations in New York.

FEBA Secretary General Angela Frigo was invited to take part as a panellist, together with other high-level speakers.

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