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LIFE food waste platform meeting to explore solutions for prevention

8-9 October 2018, Budapest, Hungary

LIFE food waste platform meeting to explore solutions for prevention Photo: LIFE-FOODWASTEPREV

The LIFE food waste platform meeting, ‘Effective Solutions for Prevention and Treatment’, will take place in Budapest on 8-9 October 2018 at Hotel Benczúr.  

About a third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes per year according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. This meeting sets out to shine a light on what can be done to tackle food waste at regional and national level, and thus contribute towards policy development in this area.

The meeting is being hosted by the National Food Chain Safety Office Hungary, the beneficiary of the project LIFE-FOODWASTEPREV (LIFE15 GIE/HU/001048). The Hungarian Agriculture Minister, Dr. István Nagy will welcome the participants and Dr Gyula Kasza of the national authority will give an overview of the Hungarian perspective at the meeting.

The European Commission will present its policy response, with Commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis giving an address before lunch. Also, representatives of several LIFE projects from across the EU that have addressed the problem of food waste will give brief summaries of their achievements and lessons learned.

The afternoon session will feature workshops addressing the challenges and possible solutions in four areas: catering; retail and logistics; waste management; and households. In particular, the meeting will explore how LIFE and other funding instruments can contribute to policy implementation in very different national and regional contexts. It will focus on the development of an EU framework that facilitates food waste prevention.

The second day of the meeting will give delegates a taste of the project actions being carried out by LIFE_FOODWASTEPREV that are changing attitudes towards food waste in the country.

To register for the meeting please visit:
Registration closes on 15 August.

The agenda is available here. Logistic Information is here.

For technical questions please contact the Zsuzsanna Kocsis-Kupper from the organising team:


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