Jordan wastes 955,000 tonnes of food annually - MoA

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), has initiated two projects under the banner of the national campaign "No to Food Waste." اضافة اعلان

In Jordan, it is estimated that each person contributes approximately 93kg of wasted food annually, amounting to nearly 955,000 tonnes of food. This quantity could sustain the nutritional needs of approximately 1.5 million individuals for a full year, Al Mamlaka reported.

Innovative food waste projects
The first project seeks to launch an inventive "hackathon" competition in partnership with Sevea, a Swiss organization specializing in executing non-profit projects that advocate sustainability through innovative solutions to natural resource challenges. This hackathon will engage small and medium-sized enterprises, individuals, and universities across Jordan. Participants will receive support and empowerment to nurture their innovative ideas, ultimately contributing to a reduction in food wastage.

The second project falls under the "Enhancing Food Waste Management" framework and involves a collaboration with the Basmet Amal Al Hayat Association. This association specializes in collecting surplus food from hotels and distributing it to underserved communities. The partnership aims to trial various supportive activities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of this initiative.

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