Topic outline

  • Food loss and waste (FLW) in the fisheries sector is a complex issue with multiple and interrelated causes at different levels. Policy-makers and the public and private sectors require solutions not just to be economically beneficial, but also to generate or sustain benefits for society. With the aim of promoting an understanding of the importance of FLW in fish value chains and informing decision-making for loss and waste prevention and reduction, this course presents key definitions, causes and solutions, and a summary of three assessment methods. 

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        This e-learning course is for programme officers and technical specialists, as well as extension agents, who are involved in loss and waste prevention and reduction. The course also targets academicians and researchers who want to learn more about the topic, in order to design research as well as teach practical courses focused on food loss and waste in fish value chains. 

        • You will learn about

          • define key concepts related to FLW in fish value chains; 
          • recognize different types of losses and how they can be determined; 
          • describe important causes of food loss and waste in fish value chains; 
          • identify solutions to situations in which FLW in fish value chains may occur; and 
          • distinguish the basic principles of three different fish loss assessment methods.

          • Course structure

            The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 45 minutes duration each: 

            Lesson 1 – Introduction to food loss and waste in fish value chains 

            Lesson 2 – Causes and solutions of food loss and waste in fish value chains 

            Lesson 3 – Overview of methodologies to assess food loss and waste in fish value chains 

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