The Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures Report sketches the state of food loss and waste, with a specific lens into excessive food loss and wastage in South Africa. In South Africa, 10 million tonnes of food go to waste every year. This accounts for a third of the 31 million tonnes that are produced annually in South Africa.

On 1 January 2016, implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was officially started. Meeting the 2030 targets in southern Africa – a region where common development challenges result in shared risks and common future prospects – is not without its challenges.