WITH CLIMATE change impacts intensifying pressure on food supplies, action must be taken to prevent 1.3bn tonnes of annual food waste, say agricultural ministers.
The two-day G20 meeting focused on the problems of food security and nutrition, and the impacts of climate change.
With food waste estimated at about 30% of global production, reducing food waste would improve food security, as well as improve nutrition and lead to better use of natural resources and the environment.
Ministers say the estimated 1.3bn tonnes of annual food waste should be given to the hungry instead of being discarded.
To combat the problem, countries need better estimates of their food waste, and its economic impact.