SDG Sub-indicator 12.3.1.a – Food Loss Index

Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 is defined as the goal that “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”.


SDG2: Zero hunger
SDG12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
Global value chains
Methodology and statistical processes
Agenda 2030
data and statistics for SDGs
food loss
SDG indicator
SDG reporting

The course consists of  5 lessons, of 40 - 55 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1:  Introduction to SDG Target 12.3 and Sub-indicator 12.3.1.a
  • Lesson 2:  Food Loss Index (FLI) & Global Food Loss Index (GFLI)
  • Lesson 3:  Introduction to Loss Data Collection
  • Lesson 4:  The Food Loss Estimation Model
  • Lesson 5:  Monitoring and Reporting

Available in English. Forthcoming in French and Spanish.

Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for staff/agencies that are either responsible for monitoring food loss, including the data collection, dissemination and analysis, or staff/agencies that will be involved in the estimation and reporting of SDG Sub-indicator 12.3.1.a.

Learning Objectives

You will learn about

  • Understanding the SDG target 12.3 and indicator 12.3.1.a and how it can inform food system policies (and vice versa)
  • Explaining the importance of measuring and reporting on food losses at  country-level
  • Understanding definitions and key concepts
  • Understanding challenges in the measurement, how to strategize and use tools to collect the necessary information