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    ICESCO Takes Part in Workshop on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

    5 November 2021

    The Science and Technology Sector at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated, via videoconferencing, in a workshop on food loss and waste reduction in the Mediterranean countries, held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, and organized by the German Thünen Institute, to discuss effective means of reducing food waste and preventing food surplus, as well as promoting knowledge-sharing among experts and specialists in this field.

    During the workshop, Dr. Mohammad Sharif, Advisor at ICESCO Science and Technology Sector, moderated a session under the theme “Addressing Food Waste through Educational Campaigns” that brought together representatives of different specialized organizations to discuss means of curtailing food waste at manufacturing and consumption levels through enhanced cooperation between private sector actors in the Mediterranean countries.

    ICESCO’s representative emphasized the importance of concerted efforts to mitigate the impact of food waste, strengthen the capacities of states and communities for food security, raise awareness of the importance of environmental and water preservation, and harness renewable resources to build a sustainable world for future generations.

    The workshop featured a discussion session during which the participants answered several questions relating to food loss reduction in primary production and tourism activities and discussed ways of overcoming this challenge through educational campaigns.

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