“We are all part of the problem”: Karen Brooks’ keynote address at The Crawford Fund Annual Conference on food waste and loss

"This is my fridge; we are all part of the problem", admitted our director, Dr Karen Brooks, showing the first slide of her presentation to the participants of The Crawford Fund’s annual conference this year. Titled “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, the 2016 conference was just held in Canberra, Australia, on August 29-30 >> Read more

As heard on radio: Karen Brooks talks at 666 ABC Canberra in advance of the Crawford Fund 2016 Annual Conference

PIM Director Dr Karen Brooks participated in Afternoons with Alex Sloan, a popular radio program on 666 ABC Canberra. She and Brian Lipinski from the World Resources Institute (WRI) are both speaking at the Crawford Fund's 2016 Annual Conference titled "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security" that started today and were invited to the show >> Read more

Karen Brooks a keynote speaker at The Crawford Fund’s annual conference

PIM Director Dr Karen Brooks will be one of the two keynote speakers at The Crawford Fund’s annual conference this year. Titled “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, the 2016 conference will be held in Canberra, Australia on 29 and 30 August and will focus on food loss and waste issues >> Read more

New knowledge-sharing initiative to measure and reduce food loss and waste

The following news release was originally published on the Food and Agriculture Orhanization of the United Nations (FAO) website. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) today launched a new initiative to enhance global >> Read more

How much investment is needed to reduce postharvest losses?

The 2008 and 2011 food price spikes sparked concerns about whether the growing global population would be able to feed itself in years to come, and with this came a renewed increase in interest in the level of postharvest losses (PHL) and the potential to improve food security by reducing them. It has been estimated >> Read more