Finalized Food Loss Assessment Contributes to Policy Planning in West Java

PAGE Indonesia has completed a Policy Scoping Assessment in West Java Province on Food Loss and Waste (FLW) to inform regional policies. A roundtable discussion was held on the assessment’s findings to inform government stakeholders and contribute to the formulation of a strong FLW strategy and subsequent programmes. 

As food waste contributes 7.3% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) every year in Indonesia, the Food Loss and Waste Policy Scoping Assessment and roundtable discussion for West Java Province is also contributing to the national policy process for FLW in Indonesia and its efforts to achieve SDG 12.3, following a national study conducted and launched by BAPPENAS earlier this year. 

The provincial assessment has retained strong ownership from the Government of West Java — along with being a key reference to formulate the FLW policy and programmes of the province, the provincial Government also intends to put the FLW as an indicator in the next regional development planning document (RPJMD) of West Java Province 2025-2029. 

Further expanding the potential impact, representatives from the West Java provincial Government have also presented PAGE’s FLW policy assessment and policy recommendations to other Indonesian sub-national governments during the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Dialogues (Indonesian Sub-National Food Systems Dialogues) in August 2021. 

 

Read the Results Here