Reducing food loss and waste during COVID-19

Reducing food loss and waste during COVID-19

Indonesia is the second-largest food waster in the world, with 300 kilograms of waste per capita per year, according to the 2017 Food Sustainability Index. 

The Jakarta Post webinar series will discuss issues of food loss and waste. Coinciding with the commemoration of the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste, which falls on Sept. 29, the series, a partnership between Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and The Jakarta Post, will feature authoritative speakers, including policymakers, representatives of nonprofit foundations and independent observers, to bring about diverse points of view regarding the matter in order to enlighten the audience on problems, challenges and possible solutions around the issue of food loss and waste. 

The series is to highlight some issues, such as:

  1. The importance of raising awareness about food loss and waste from the perspective of food and nutrition security 
  2. What can be done to reduce the level of food loss and waste in Indonesia 
  3. The urgency for more reliable data on actual food loss and waste in Indonesia
  4. Creating dialogue and potential alliances and collaborating with stakeholders to raise awareness and address food loss and waste issues at various levels 
  5. Lessons learned from and best practices in other countries around the world in reducing food loss and waste
  6. Encouraging stakeholders to campaign further and develop public policies on the importance of food loss and waste in improving the lives of children and families in Indonesia

The Zoom webinar will be held in English and Bahasa Indonesia (Bilingual) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 and will feature:

  • Dr Ir. Arifin Rudiyanto, MSc National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Deputy Head of Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources
  • Dr Lawrence Haddad, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Executive Director
  • Dr Dhian Dipo, SKM, MA Health Ministry Director of Public Health Nutrition
  • Craig Hanson, M.Sc., M.Phil,World Resources Institute Global Director for Food, Forests and Water
  • Felia Salim, MA, Finance and Banking Expert, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) Ambassador, GAIN Board Member