Food Waste Reduction Training

Green cities
On September 09, 2022, the Food Waste Reduction Training held by the Waste to Value project, the training on reducing food waste for business units in the area of service sectors, such as the Hotels and Restaurants in the area of Chanthaboury District, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR. 
Image: Group presenting during the Food Waste Training
Image: Group discussing and sharing ideas during the training

The training was piloted at the Food and Bakery Center (Vientiane Center, 4th floor). The training was chaired by Mr. Seangsathid Phimmueang, Head of the Office of Chanthabouly District Governor. Besides that, there were related representatives from the Office of Natural Resources and Environment in Chanthabouly District, the Trainers from The Academy Training Hotel & Restaurant in Vangvieng, Vientiane Province and Lao Hotel & Restaurant Association, as well as the Swisscontact Lao PDR Team, and business sectors who attended the training around 20 people, in 17 business sectors at Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Laos 

The objective of the training was to improve knowledge and understanding of management to reduce food waste among business units systematically and manage waste effectively.

This project is financed by the City of Zurich, among other donors. It is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. 

2021 - 2024
Green cities
Waste to Value
Swisscontact's Waste to Value project strengthens the environmental performance in service sector SMEs (hotels, restaurants, cafés and mini-marts) by improving their waste management practices and access to green products. The project further strengthens business operations and improves workplace safety for informal waste pickers increasing their income and quality of livelihood. This is complemented with awareness raising among service sector SMEs and the wider population along with encouraging public-private consultation meetings in the Lao PDR in line with national and municipal government strategies.