A thriving, efficient and sustainable food industry is central to Australia’s economy, regional job security and prosperity, yet 40% of all the food we produce goes to waste.

A CRC to secure Australia’s food future

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities. Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum in food waste through increased industry profitability and reduced food insecurity, as well as enhancing Australia’s reputation as a sustainable and trusted producer of premium food products.

Through our three research and development programs, we will REDUCE food waste across the supply chain, TRANSFORM unavoidable waste into innovative high-value co-products, and ENGAGE with industry and consumers to deliver behavioural change.


Value-chain Food Waste/Losses in Australia: $20 Billion per Annum


43 Industry Partners

8 University Partners

5 State Agencies


The CRC Program supports industry-led collaborations between industry,       researchers and the community.
The CRC has funding for 10 years until 2028.

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Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

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23 hours ago
Packaging is often viewed as having a negative impact on the environment. In many cases, packaging protects food and prolongs its shelf-life, with an overall reduction in environmental impact by reducing food waste. @SustainVic and @woolworths
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2 days ago
The average American household spends over $US4,000 each year on groceries alone. One of the easiest ways to reduce this amount is to reduce food waste
2 days ago
Interested in a qual and quan research #PhD with us here @FoodWasteCRC? We have spot based @CQUni in Sydney with @FoodbankAus to enhance stakeholder engagement in food rescue and thereby reduce food waste. #PhDChat #AcademicChatter https://t.co/0A3bXnQuVB