The workshop was organized through the Eu (EU) and Food and Agriculture Organization with the Not (FAO) while in the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD). The costa rica government representatives and ENPARD stakeholders attended the case.

At the workshop, FAO expert Ms. Maryam Rezaei presented her study Food Loss and Waste in Georgia. The study took it’s origin from interviews with growers, processors, exporters and various actors from the hazelnut, citrus and potato value chains.

According towards study, the interviewees in Georgia highlighted losses in a number of commodities as being an issue to be addressed urgently. The foremost causes for food losses was identified as an absence of awareness among farmers and processors on good agricultural practices and post-harvest management techniques, and also lack of education about technologies joined with deficiency of usage of technology.

Following the FAO expert, the means to access education, training and new technologies and exchange of suggestions and experience at international level is the vital thing to relieve your meal losses in the united kingdom. One of many reasons recommendations would be to adopt a national strategy on food loss and reduction.

“The goal the workshop ended up being raise awareness among Georgian policymakers for the need for reducing food loss and food waste and check magnitude from the trouble in the country and the impact of food loss on the income and livelihood of smallholder producers.” said Ms. Rezaei.

Globally, 1/3 of food (1.3 billion ton) produced for human consumption the skin loses or wasted around the value chain. Food losses result directly in less food being offered, and for that reason bring about food insecurity. Moreover, food loss and waste have negative environmental impacts. To eliminate the condition and minimize food waste and food loss, FAO recommends to?improve production planning, promote resource-efficient production and processing practices, improve preservation and packing technologies, transportation and logistics management and making certain that all chain actors, including and even small producers, obtain a great amount in the benefits.

ENPARD is assisting the us govenment of Georgia to handle food loss and waste problem in the country. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million (2013-2019), the primary objective of the ENPARD programme is always to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. Numerous ENPARD can be obtained at: www.enpard.ge.