Working together to achieve SDG 12.3
International Meeting organized by European Food Banks Federation in collaboration with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus
under the patronage of Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile
FAO, Sheikh Zayed Centre, Rome – 15 May 2019
Concrete actions preventing food waste
SDG target 12.3: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
In the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically the SDG target 12.3, the traditional FEBA Annual Convention was introduced by an International Meeting open to public.
It was a concrete opportunity to take stock of food waste prevention initiatives that have been implemented by aggregating the results obtained in the different countries. In the evening, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus took place.
Alessandro Perego is a full Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Politecnico di Milano. Head of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. Member of Politecnico di Milano Senate. Founder and Scientific Director of the Digital Innovation Observatories. Member of the Board of Directors of MIP Graduate Business School. Director of the RFId Solution Center. Member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Banco Alimentare.
Jamie Morrison is Director and Strategic Programme Leader of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Systems Programme. He has more than 25 years of experience in the provision of research, capacity development and technical assistance in relation to the impact of trade and economic policy reform on food security.
He was lead author of the FAO’s State of Agricultural Commodity Markets on the theme of trade and food security, is the editor of several books, and author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
Prior to joining FAO in 2004, Jamie was Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics at Imperial College London. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of London, having previously gained a BSc. in Agricultural Sciences from Massey University, New Zealand and MSc. in Agricultural Development Economics from Wye College, University of London.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is CEO of Feeding America. Prior, she was E.V.P. and global treasurer at Walmart, partner-in-charge of the Baton Rouge office and tax practice leader for Adams and Reese LLP, dispute resolution practice leader for the southwest region at PwC, and assistant secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs for the State of Louisiana.
Claire has served on boards such as Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, National Urban League and National Association of Black Accountants.
She holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University.
Jacques Bailet is the President of the Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires. After being graduated in HEC, Jacques Bailet continued his career in the public and private sectors, including the Banque Française du Commerce Extérieur (BFCE), and the Direction du Trésor (Minister of economy & finance).
He was then appointed President & CEO of the Société Centrale d’Equipement du Territoire (SCET), a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts Group , and finally headed the public/private partnership sector at ICADE group before being appointed deputy general manager of ICADE group.
He then joined the private sector as president of Medica during 14 years.
After his academic journey, which started with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Finance in the UK and with an International Management Master at ESADE Business school, Luca Bolognesi undertakes his first entrepreneurial experience in Berlin founding a tech start-up that focused on geo-located services for smartphones. After a year he moved to Geneva, where he started his 6-year professional journey in Procter & Gamble, taking at first the role of financial analyst for the whole EMEA region (2,5 years) and moving up onto the role of Brand Manager for the Swiffer Brand in Europe /3,5 years).
Born and raised in Novara, once I graduated from Università degli Studi di Milano in Science and Food technology, I am currently employed in the position of Quality Manager at Fontaneto srl, a position I have held for 18 years. I am still very proud to be working for this successful and expanding company which
champions strong ethical values. One of my responsibilities as a Food Technologist is to liaise with management and clients across Italy and Europe developing and promoting products that reduce food waste.
Marta Castrica was born on the 20st of July 1990 in Rome, Italy. After ﬁnishing her bachelor’s degree in Animal Production Sciences at Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy), she graduated in Veterinary Biotechnology Sciences (Master’s degree) at Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), with a thesis focused on the hygienic aspect in relation to the italian food recovery system. In 2015 she started her PhD program in Veterinary and Animal Science (Università degli Studi di Milano). During the PhD years she has focused the attention on Innovative Food Waste Reduction and Reuse Strategies. Driven by the desire to find an innovative and sustainable personal solution to the problem of food waste, she spent a period in Santa Clara (CA) at Sustainable Alternative Enterprises (SAFE) to investigate cutting-edge technologies able to provide a value to the food waste. In February 2019 she completed her PhD programs with the thesis entitled: “How to Transform Food Waste into a Resource” where is collected its major scientific publications. At the same time (February 2019), she co-founded (assuming the role of chief executive officer) the Innovative and Benefit Start-Up Feed from Food s.r.l (spin-off with the support of Università degli Studi di Milano). At present, she is in charge for the management of Feed from Food s.r.l (SB) with the support of other partners and for research activities in the scientific disciplinary sector: Inspection of food of Animal Origin (VET/04) with the role of postdoctoral research at the Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety “Carlo Cantoni” (VESPA).
Tiziana Ciampolini is an Expert in innovation processes for poverty reduction in Italy and abroad. Member of the Caritas Europe task force on Social Innovation e Social Economy. Former director of the Observatory on Poverty and Resources of the diocesan Caritas of Turin; CEO of S-NODI, development agency for social innovation against poverty. Graduated in Pedagogy and Social Psychology, with a focus on organizational development, adult training, social project management and qualitative social research. Author of many papers on innovation in welfare policies.
Renato Dagostino is 58 years old and works in the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. After several experiences in the area of financial and insurance brokering, he joins the public administration at the Revenue Agency, where he deals with the interpretation of the fiscal law, especially in the field of VAT and other indirect taxes. In 2007 he moves at the service of the Finance Department of the Ministry, where he carries out studies and analyses aimed to the writing of new legislative regulations in the fiscal area.
Karla T. Mariano Feijão graduates and specializes in Clinic Nutrition at Universidade Católica de Brasília and has 11+ years of experience within Food Banks, developing a strong background in operationals and in the development of educational actions for its purposes.
She acts as coordinator for Mesa Brazil, a Food Bank program run by Sesc – Serviço Social do Comércio in Brasília – Brazil, which main mission is to respond to social vulnerability needs of the population. Among other tasks, she is responsible for organizing food collection actions, and for the the generation of awareness and retention of donors, by highlighting the importance and benefits of social responsibility for public and private entities. She organizes and runs events, conferences and social actions at a national level, to improve the system and augment the reach of Mesa Brazil mission.
Anne-Laure Gassin joined the European Commission in 2013 where she is supporting the development of policy on food waste prevention. She previously served from 2003 as Director of Communications at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) where she developed and implemented EFSA’s risk communication strategy. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years with the Kellogg Company, where her last appointment was as European Director with the responsibility for nutrition communications, and scientific and regulatory affairs. She graduated from Harvard University in 1981, where she majored in biology, and was awarded a Masters in medical management and marketing in 1987 from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris.
Federica Lucini is the Marketing & Promotion Manager of the Event & Conference Division of Italian Exhibition Group representing Federcongressi & Eventi, the Italian association of public and private companies operating in the sector of conferences, conventions, seminars and events, continuing medical education, incentive and communication (venues, destination management companies, convention bureaus, hotel with meeting facilies, agencies and professional congress organisers, incentive houses, etc.). Federica began her career in the tourism industry in 1985 at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in Cernobbio. From 1989 to 1992 she specialized in advertising and public relations at Saati Spa in Appiano Gentile (Como), manufacturers of technical precision fabrics. 1991 marked her move to Rimini, where she worked for an exhibition solutions company for six years before becoming part of the team at the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Romagna. Part of the Rimini Fiera group, the CBRR acts as a destination organisation, managing the promotional and marketing activities of the Palacongressi di Rimini. In November 2016, the company took on the new name of Event & Conference Division of Italian Exhibition Group, a merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, and the scope of activity widened to include the management and promotion of Vicenza Convention Centre. From 2011 to 2014, Federica held the position of President of the Italian Committee to the ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association – the global community and knowledge hub for the meetings industry.
Lisa Moon serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Global FoodBanking Network since 2015. Previously, Lisa served as Vice President of Global Agriculture and Food at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she spearheaded a project that has become one of the leading global contributors to discussions around hunger and food security. Prior to her experience at The Chicago Council, Lisa worked for the US Department of Defense and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is on the community board of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, a member of the Farm Foundation Round Table, a board member for the Alliance Against Hunger, and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rosa Rolle is a Senior Enterprise Development Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where she leads a team working on food loss and waste in the Nutrition and Food Systems Division. Throughout her twenty-three year career at FAO-headquarters and in the field, her work has addressed various dimensions of food loss and waste reduction, and particularly the reduction of post-harvest loss. Her publication record covers both fields. Rosa holds MSc and Ph.D degrees in food science from the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, USA.
Roberto Scarpari was born in Rome in 1952. He worked in the tourism sector for more than 10 years traveling across the Mediterranean area. In 1982 he moved to Trento in the north of Italy and started his own business as an insurance agent. Since 2010 he has been working with Banco Alimentare running the project “Siticibo”. He is married to Laura and father of three sons. When he is not working, Roberto likes reading, running and hiking.
Kristina Tylaité is a deputy director in Lithuanian food bank “Maisto bankas”. She started her career in the Food Bank in 2009. Since then she has been responsible for food collection and distribution process, operations’ management, food-raising and relations management with biggest food donors in Lithuania.
Emma Walsh is COO of award-winning social enterprise FoodCloud and is leading their international expansion. She studied Civil and Environmental Engineering in University College Cork and loves solving interesting problems. She is passionate about sustainability and food security and represents FoodCloud on the EU Platform for Food Loss and Waste.
With the technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)