More than a third of the food we produced for human consumption is wasted, which contributes to 8 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest greenhouse gas emitter, after China and the United States. When we waste food, we are also wasting money, packaging, manpower, and water that have been used to produce, process and transport food along the supply chain. With a growing world population estimated to reach 9.8 billion people in 2050, our resources will be limited and more people will be hungry if we do not find quick solutions to reduce waste.
Speaker: Marc Olivier ROUX
Marc Olivier works as a Special Advisor at Conyat Create in Yangon. He has been working for the past six years in Southeast Asia building partnerships models to support projects related to food supply chain traceability, food waste management in the hospitality sector, among others.
Speaker: Okka Phyo Maung
Okka is co-founder and CMO of Recyglo, Myanmar’s first and only recycle-tech company. Okka has a background in management and energy consultancy working for EY and Bridgewater. He lived and worked for five years in the United States, Belgium, Norway and Japan before returning to Yangon.