In February 2018, the Hungarian National Steering Committee met again. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Agriculture, and all members of the Steering Committee were present at the meeting. The Steering Committee reviewed the projects and the cooperation among the projects coordinated by the Committee.

Public campaigns and other policy instruments can significantly influence consumer behavior and contribute to a reduction of consumer food waste. There are only very few studies that have evaluated to what extent policy interventions actually reduced or prevented food waste. The REFRESH Policy Workshop "Public campaigns and other policy options for behaviour change" discussed the findings of REFRESH work on consumer behaviour and policy recommendations.

The European Food Safety Authority is hosting the EFSA conference 2018. The main theme is “contextualising risk assessment”, which means reflecting on the future of risk assessment in food safety while acknowledging the social and political context within which it operates.

The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) will host its 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security in Leiden, The Netherlands on 24 - 28 March 2019.

The Congress FOOD 2030: Towards sustainable agri-food systems will be held on 5-6 September 2018, as one of the major events to mark the 200th anniversary of the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. It will bring together experts, researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines with diverse experiences related to food systems. The congress’ aim is to raise awareness and openly discuss the European policy process of FOOD 2030 at the national level.

This brochure describes the interim results of the REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain) project through May 2018. REFRESH’s research into the behaviours, economics, and relationships that lead to food waste will inform future recommendations for efficient and versatile solutions to food waste at all levels of production.

This report provides a qualitative assessment of Voluntary Agreements (VAs) and regulation against Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) as two typologies of policy interventions having an impact on food loss and waste.

The 1st international conference on urban agriculture and city sustainability aims to review and discuss ways in which urban agriculture can contribute to achieving sustainable cities.

This scientific paper analyses the benefits of agreements between charity organizations providing meals (e.g. soup kitchens) and the food industry. It shows that structural food donations reduce the overall costs of the soup kitchen and can contribute towards a good variety in the meals offered. Moreover, due to the redistribution of food, the overall waste levels in the supply chain are reduced.

Food and nutrition security (FNS) – having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food – supports society and communities by ensuring good health, sustainable jobs and lifelong enjoyment. To ensure that future generations achieve FNS, certain global pressures, such as population growth, urbanisation, resource scarcity and climate change, must be addressed. For example, feeding an estimated global population of 9 billion by 2050 will require a near 60 % increase in food demand.

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