Food Loss and Waste in Indonesia, Supporting the Implementation of circular economy and low carbon development

Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS
Resource type:
Case studies and tools

According to the data of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) of the Republic of Indonesia, in 2018, as much as 44% of waste generation in Indonesia was food waste4 . Indonesia is also claimed to be the second largest FLW producing country in the world, reaching 300 kg per capita per year5 . However, to this day, Indonesia has not arranged comprehensive information and strategies regarding FLW, especially at the national level. The FLW study in Indonesia aims to discover the FLW database and identify policies and strategies to be implemented in an effort to support low carbon development and circular economy.

The output of this study comprises:

  • Estimation of FLW generation in 2000 - 2019 as well as Green House Gas (GHG) emission, economic and social impacts
  • Causes and drivers of FLW in five food supply chain stages
  • Projection of FLW generation in 2020 - 2045
  • Recommendations for FLW management strategies and policies in 2020 - 2045


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