CHINA Int'l conference on food loss opens in East China


Int'l conference on food loss opens in East China


22:34, September 10, 2021

JINAN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The International Conference on Food Loss and Waste opened on Friday afternoon in Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong Province.

(File photo: Xinhua)

Set around the theme of reducing food loss and food waste, and promoting global food security, the conference aims to establish a platform for multi-party dialogue on food loss.

A total of 150 representatives of 49 countries, international organizations, enterprises and non-governmental organizations around the world attended the conference and passed an initiative on food loss and waste.

Qu Dongyu, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, gave a speech via video link at the conference, pointing out that up to 14 percent of food produced globally went to waste between harvest and retail.

Co-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration and the Shandong provincial government, the three-day event is being held both online and offline.

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