Copa-Cogeca shares its members' initiatives on tackling food waste during the COVID-19 crisis


Copa-Cogeca is sharing the initiatives of its members that demonstrate the many actions taken by EU farmers and cooperatives to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. These measures are having a positive impact on reducing surpluses and food waste, and consist mainly of 3 developments:

  • an increase in deliveries directly from primary producers to customers’ homes, in order to overcome interruptions in distribution and the closure of the hospitality sector
  • an increase in donations in favour of families and people in need, whose demand is growing strongly due to the economic crisis affecting more and more diverse sections of the population
  • research into alternative uses for agricultural products that would otherwise go unsold.

The initiatives from some of Copa-Cogeca's members on how to tackle food waste during the COVID-19 crisis have been published in the newsletter of the European Platform of Food Losses and Food Waste (March and April 2020 editions).

Other documents

European Platform of Food Losses and Food Waste newsletter 2020

Photos of participants