One third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted around the world, equivalent to about 1,300 tons per year. Food is lost or wasted throughout the entire supply chain, from initial agricultural production to final household consumption. Food losses represent a waste of resources and inputs used in production, such as land, water and energy, unnecessarily increasing emissions of greenhouse gases (FAO, 2011).
The reduction of food losses and waste attracts a growing interest and raises worldwide actions. Governments, research institutions, producers, distributors, retailers and consumers have different approaches to the problem, its solutions and the ability to make changes.
Hunger remains one of the most urgent development challenges, but the world produces more than enough food. The SAVE FOOD initiative, led by FAO, collaborates with international organizations, the private sector and civil society to enable food systems to reduce food waste and losses, both in developing countries and in the industrialized world.
That is why the 5aDay Foundation A.C., focused on improving the eating habits of the population of Mexico, promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables through the “5 x Day” program, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food for the fourth time in the 14th International congress of Promotion of Fruit and Vegetable consumption, on October 9th and 10th of 2018.
The Congress will the count with the participation of representatives of international organizations such as United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the Panamerican Health Organization, the Interamerican Institute for cooperation on Agriculture – IICA, Federal and Local government officials, representatives of 30 member countries of global alliance for the promotion of Fruit and Vegetable consumption 5aDay AIAM5, among others.
An attendance of 800 people from different sectors is expected: producers, nutritionists, academics, legislators, high-level officials and, of course, representatives of 30 countries, made up of members of AIAM5 and invited countries; with the objective of exchanging experiences and strategies between the different links of the productive and health chain, related to the promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption.
The Global Alliance for the Promotion of Fruit and Vegetable consumption 5aDay AIAM5 and the 5xDay Foundation are committed to the Save Food initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, so this time the 14th International congress of promotion to the consumption of Fruits and Vegetables will have as main theme: Waste, waste of fruits and vegetables and its consequences in the economic, productive, healthm environmental and education environment.
October 9th and 10th 2018
8am - 6pm
Blvd. Belisario Domínguez 1195,
Col. Santa Elena, 29060 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
Tel. 01 961 617 7777
and/or (0155) 90000258-90000925
General Public: $1000.00 MXP
Foreigners: $40.00 USD
Till July 31st
- $500.00 MXP General public
- $300.00 MXP Students
- $700.00 MXP General public
- $400.00 MXP students
Fundación 5xDía, A.C.
Branch: San Angelín.
Info to reserve at the event Hotel:
|10:00-10:15||Keynote Address: Current panorama of waste and debris in the world. Causes, consequences and improvement proposals.|
|10:30-13:20||Panel 1: Productive Sector - What can the fruit and
vegetable sector do to reduce losses?
|13:35-15:05||Panel 2: Environment - Food waste and its impact on the environment.
|16:00-18:00||Panel 3: Food Security - Impact of losses and waste on food security.
*SWOT: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
|9:30-10:00||Keynote Address: Objective Zero Hunger and waste reduction goal.|
|10:00-12:00||Panel 4: Food Industry - *HORECA sector and school
as a key piece in the management of food.
|12:00-12:20||Panel 5: Health and Education - Prevention and awareness
to the population: fruits and vegetables are too good to be wasted.
|15:50-16:20||Economy Keynote Address: Impact of food waste on the economy.|
|16:20-17:20||Good Practices Roundtable: Good practices
on the reduction of food waste.
*HORECA = Hotels, Restaurants and Coffee shops.