Free Webinar

 Food Waste Reduction Practices and Policies – North America and EU


Free Webinar

About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste. That amounts to more than one billion tonnes of waste around the world every year from production to consumption. Despite a growing attention from the academic world, civil society and policy makers, the debate on food waste is affected by a lack of a consensus over its definition and scope, the conditions that lead to its creation and the (lack of) quantification along the food supply chain. Analysis of food loss and waste in Canada, the U.S., and other developed countries shows that most of the food loss and waste occurs in households and in the food retail and service sectors. The quantifiable and unquantifiable costs of food loss and waste are huge and account for 30 percent of what the Canadian agriculture and agri-food system (AAFS) generated in 2012.

This webinar will discuss the need for an analysis of policy strategies and measures of food waste.

Matteo Vittuari

Matteo Vittuari, PhD in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Policies is a senior researcher and lecturer in agricultural and food policy and agricultural policy evaluation at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Bologna, Italy. His research interests include food policy with particular attention in food waste and losses, economic and social aspects of agro-food and bioenergy systems, rural development policy. He is currently coordinating the Policy WP within the FP7 FUSIONS: Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies.

Abdel Felfel 

Abdel Felfel is a Policy Analyst with the Strategic Policy Branch at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Ottawa. At AAFC, Abdel has worked on analysing several agricultural policy issues including international trade, competitiveness, productivity and food processing. He also participated in developing Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sector policy framework Growing Forward 2. Abdel has also worked at the University of Guelph and the Value Chain Management Center where he co-authored the first report on food waste in Canada in 2010.

 Audience:Members of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Waste Management Canada, and Food Secure Canada, staff of government departments, including MAFRD, staffs of food waste management organizations, civil society organizations and individual citizens, students, faculties, and everyone interested in food sector policies and the management of food waste.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm CST

For more information and to register, please contact:

Sarah Woods


RSVP by Monday, June 1, 2015