Reducing food loss and waste is critical in achieving food security and sustainable development. But our lack of knowledge of the magnitude of food loss and waste is a major barrier to addressing the problem. Estimates of global figures vary from 27% (1 billion tonnes) to 32% (1.3 billion tonnes) of all food produced in the world.
Torero’s role in leading the G20’s efforts to measure and identify where in the food system food loss and waste occur is well reflected in T20 Food Security and Sustainable Development Task Force site. T20 is the research and policy network of G20.
- Technical platform – Torero has been instrumental in launching the Technical Platform on Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in December 2015 at the request of G20 to promote coordination between multilateral organizations, regional banks and international organizations.
- Policy Brief – Clarifying the Problem of Food Loss and Waste to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
- Conference Paper – Reality of Food Losses: A New Measurement Methodology
He has co-authored a chapter on the topic in Global Food Policy Report 2016:
“Toward a sustainable food system: Reducing food loss and waste.“
He has taught courses on Food Losses along Value Chains through the consortium AGRODEP.
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