Globally, a third of all food is lost or wasted between the farm and the fork. Reducing food loss and waste can be a triple win: It can save money for farmers, companies, and households; wasting less can feed more people; and reductions can alleviate pressure on climate, water, and land resources.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, a coalition of leaders – Champions 12.3 – launched a new effort to inspire ambition and mobilize action to reduce food loss and waste globally. This leadership group aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seeks to halve per capita food waste and reduce food losses by 2030.
The Champions include CEOs of major companies, government ministers, and executives of research and intergovernmental institutions, foundations, farmer organizations, and civil society groups. These leaders will work to create political, business and social momentum to reduce food loss and waste around the world.
The Champions will inspire action by:
Leading by example on how to reduce food loss and waste;
Motivating others to meet SDG Target 12.3;
Communicating the importance of food loss and waste reduction;
Showcasing successful food loss and waste reduction strategies; and
Advocating for more innovation, greater investment, better information, and increased capacity to reduce food loss and waste.