How Flanders combats food waste and food loss

Dutch speaking chamber on March 24, 2021

At the beginning of the past decade, the problem of food waste gained momentum. The Court of Audit investigated whether Flanders has a solid policy framework for reducing food loss and food waste and whether it will achieve policy objectives. It concluded, among other things, that Flanders developed a number of policy initiatives that are in line with European policy, but nevertheless contain some points for improvement. Proper monitoring of the results is still difficult for the time being due to a lack of uniform measurement methods and up-to-date data. Annual progress reports show that many actions against food waste have been carried out.