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Catalonia is still a frontrunning region in Food Loss and Food Waste prevention


The Catalan Government and the Waste Agency of Catalonia are working hard to develop two pioneer measures: a Decree on Food Loss and Wastage Prevention and an Information System on Food Loss and Waste. Both will help to regulate and collect all the data reported in the Catalan region.

The Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda Department of the Catalan Government (DACC) and the Waste Agency of Catalonia (ARC) continue to lead on the prevention of Food Loss and Food Waste.

As the Catalan Law 3/2020 of food loss and wastage prevention was approved in 2020, the Catalan Government has been working on the Decree to implement it.  At the beginning of this year, the Decree went through a citizen participation process with the aim of collecting all the opinions, concerns and proposals of the different social, business and institutional stakeholders. Now, DACC is working on the return of all the contributions. It is planned that the Catalan Decree will be finished and published at the end of this year.

On the other hand, the Catalan Information System on Food Loss and Waste (SIPRMA) (a responsibility of ARC) will help to report all the mandatory data on food loss and waste, as it is set out in the current Catalan legislation. All the data on the system will be available for academic research, studies and statistical analysis, by sectors or stages of the value chain.