Policies and strategies for reducing food loss and waste in Indonesia

H. P. Saliem*, S. Mardianto, Sumedi, E. Suryani, S. M. Widayanti

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Food loss and waste (FLW) have become one of the targets for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was agreed to achieve in 2030. This paper aims to provide policy recommendations and strategies to reduce FLW to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security in Indonesia. This paper used secondary data from FAO, BAPPENAS, and various references. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis. FAO shows that one-third of the food available for human consumption at the global level is lost or wasted during the harvest process and at home. Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, 44% of the landfill in Indonesia is food waste. The EIU report states Indonesia is one of the largest food waste-producing countries globally, with 300 kg/capita/year. BAPPENAS estimates that the amount of FLW in Indonesia during 2000-2019 ranges from 115-184 kg/capita/year. This paper recommends the importance of formulating a national policy on FLW reduction and provision of the national FLW data. The use of technology in the food supply chain from harvested until distributed to the retail level will reduce food loss. The strategy to reduce food waste requires socialization, education, and massive movement. Early education-related culture for not to waste food are essential things to do. Implementing rules and strategies for reducing FLW will significantly increase food availability and realize sustainable food security and nutrition in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012091
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development, ICANaRD 2021 - Bogor, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Jul 202128 Jul 2021


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