Strong commitment Dutch government to reduce food losses

On October 19, 2016, the Dutch government has published a letter to Dutch parliament about the results of Dutch policy on Food Security.  You can find the policy letter here (only in Dutch).

In this letter Dutch Government reaffirms its strong commitment to reducing food losses. It refers to the conference in June 2015 “No More Food to Waste” in The Hague and the Champions 12.3 initiative that resulted from this conference.

The letter also mentions the recent launch of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste and Yieldwise, an initiative of the Rockefeller foundation.

The letter includes the action programme that the Postharvest Network has written together with some Dutch NGO’s. This action programme has three pillars:

  1. The exchange of information between Dutch actors that contribute to the reduction of food losses in supply chains in developing countries.
  2. The start of a couple of joint pilot projects at state level, starting with fresh fruit, fish and shallots chains in Indonesia to reduce food losses.
  3. Upscaling and enduring funding of initiatives that have a demonstrable positive impact on the efficiency of food supply chains developing countries.

The Postharvest Network is executing the pilot projects together with Dutch NGOs.