Minister moves forward with ‘No food waste’ initiative

bag of food waste on a plate and cutlery
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AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Hneifat said on Monday that a number of social practices lead to the accumulation of food waste in the Kingdom, stressing the role of recycling and distribution in dealing with surplus food, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The minister was speaking during a meeting with UN World Food Program Representative Alberto Correia Mendes and UN Food and Agriculture Organization Representative Nabil Assaf to discuss the ministry’s “No food waste” initiative.

Hneifat noted that, against the backdrop of the global climate crisis and food scarcity, 40 percent of food in Jordan is wasted.

The Kingdom should avoid wasting food through the available opportunities to recycle, enhance distribution, develop clear frameworks, and conduct studies on the issue.

This coincides with the ministry’s comprehensive campaign across the media and in schools, universities, mosques, churches, clubs, associations, and digital platforms to create a new culture around food and end practices that lead to food waste.

Going forward, the initiative requires partnerships with ministries, official institutions, associations, and clubs as well as international organizations, in order to expand the initiative and successfully reduce waste.

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