In 2017, FIAL was selected to lead the development of an implementation plan and a monitoring and evaluation framework for the National Food Waste Strategy (NFWS)1. This strategy was developed by the Department of the Environment and Energy, in consultation with industry,
to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 of halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along the production and supply chains by 20302. To achieve this vision, commitment and transformative action across the whole value chain will be needed.
To inform FIAL’s program of work, we visited key organisations and stakeholders to build on the government’s extensive research and establish relationships with important influencers across the world. In doing so, we learned firsthand from the successes and failures of other countries, with similar ambitions to ours, and will be able to tailor those learnings to the Australian market.
This report summarises key insights on the types of tools, data, policy, infrastructure and innovation activities available to incentivise this transformative change.