Food waste and loss is an issue that affects all parts of the food system – from primary production through to consumption. While the exact reasons for food waste and loss are unique for each sector, it is important to remember that the system is interconnected. Though there will be specific solutions for each part of the system, many of the larger issues will require collaboration between different actors along the chain.

Here we outline some of the main types and drivers of waste at each stages of the food system and provide tailored resources for you to consider in your efforts to reduce food waste and losses.