IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with FAO: Food Loss and Waste in Egypt

October 24th, 2017

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: FAO premises | 11 El Islah El Zeraey St., Ad Doqi | Giza - Egypt


The IFPRI-Egypt Seminar Series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented by IFPRI. The seminar supports USAID’s Agribusiness for Rural Development and Increasing Incomes (ARDII) project’s objectives.

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"Food Loss and Waste in Egypt"

Food security is still one of the most urgent development challenges, yet the world is producing more than enough food and up to one third of all food is lost before it is consumed by people (FAO, 2011). This seminar will present the FAO-led Save Food initiative that is partnering with international organizations, the private sector and civil society to enable food systems to reduce food loss and waste in both the developing and the industrialized world.

Drawing on recent research, IFPRI and FAO researchers as well as other distinguished food policy experts and private sector representatives will consider a range of timely questions: How to manage the food that is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain in Egypt, from initial agricultural production down to final household consumption? What are the impact of, and solutions for food loss and waste? What are the needed policies, investment programmes and projects that would contribute to food loss and waste reduction in Egypt?


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Eduardo Nakasone,
Associate Research Fellow, IFPRI
& Assistant Professor,Michigan State University
Jennifer Smolak,
Nutrition and Food Systems Officer,
FAO Egypt
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Dalia Yassin,
Senior Researcher,
Agriculture Economic Research Institute (AERI)  

Mohamed Elemam,
Director of Quality Control and Assurance Department, Alshams Agro Group

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ِAmal M.Hassan,
Senior Trainer, Egyptian Food Safety Information Center (EFSIC) - Agricultural Research Center (ARC)


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Fatma Mahfouz,