A Playbook for Reducing Food Loss and Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean
Food loss and waste (FLW) is a challenge affecting the Latin American and Caribbean region economically, socially, and environmentally. In 2015, nations of the world agreed to halve rates of retail and consumer food waste and dramatically reduce rates of food loss during production and the rest of the supply chain by 2030. To reduce FLW, governments and companies can implement the simple but effective “Target-Measure-Act” approach. In this approach, a country or company (1) sets a FLW reduction target, (2) measures its current levels of FLW (and periodically re-measures to assess progress), and (3) takes action to reduce the hotspots of FLW. This Playbook for Reducing Food Loss and Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean is designed to help governments and businesses in the region pursue practical efforts to tackle the FLW challenge. It is designed to inform, inspire, and support decisionmakers and their analysts in government agencies and companies based in Latin America and the Caribbean.