Combating Food Waste for Improved Food Security in Lebanon

LAU Beirut Campus, AKSOB 903

On the occasion of the International Awareness Day of Food Loss and Waste, LAU’s Nutrition Program and AUB’s Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences are organizing a panel discussion entitled

Combating Food Waste for Improved Food Security in Lebanon

Based on research done by LAU and AUB experts in this field, in Lebanon, we waste one third of the food we produce. More than 65% of the population are food insecure. The panel discussion will focus on the food wasted during consumption in houses, supermarkets and the hospitality sector. 

Main speakers: 

  • Mohamad Abou Haidar, Director General of the Ministry of Economy and Trade
  • Paolo Marengo, International Specialist - Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production, UN Environment Programme
  • Mohamad Abiad, Professor of Food Science, American University of Beirut
  • Hussein Hassan, Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology, Lebanese American University

The experts will highlight the research findings by LAU and AUB researchers on food waste. They will also discuss the efforts and the proposed interventions by different stakeholders to reduce food waste.