The following resources contain tools and guides for anyone attempting to quantify and reduce their own food loss and waste, as well as reading materials providing additional background on the causes, extent, and effects of food loss and waste.

The slides provided may be used for other presentations and materials, as long as proper attribution is given to the original source.

Quantification tools and other initiatives

African Postharvest Losses Information System


Food Loss & Waste Protocol

Save FOOD Initiative

Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste – FAO and IFPRI


Tools for Assessing Wasted Food – US EPA

World Food Summit – Roadmap to 2030

Suggested reading


Food wastage footprint – published by FAO




FAO food waste

Global food losses and food waste – published by FAO





Household Food and Drink Waste in the United Kingdom 2012 – published by WRAP





Prevention and reduction of food and drink waste in business and households – published by UNEP, FAO and WRAP





Reducing Food Loss and Waste – published by WRI and UNEP




Slides for Download

The following slides are available for use, given they are properly attributed to WRI.

Champions 12.3 Slide Deck for Download (PowerPoint file)

2017 Progress Report Launch (PDF file)