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 will reduce food waste throughout the supply chain, transform unavoidable waste into innovative high-value co-products and engage with industry and consumers to deliver behavioural change.

Winning this fight has a $20 billion annual prize by increasing industry profitability, tackling food insecurity and enhancing Australia’s reputation as a sustainable and trusted producer of premium food products.

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


44 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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4 days ago
From all of us here at the @FoodWasteCRC we wish everyone a safe and happy #Christmas and #NewYears with family and friends where you don’t over shop, you don’t over cater and you eat all your leftovers! #foodloss #foodwaste #fightfoodwaste #zerohunger #circulareconomy #SDG https://t.co/ngir5kT1L9 FoodWasteCRC photo
1 week ago
Interested in working with us? On offer for the right candidates are 5+ year contracts, competitive salary packages, and newly created positions in a small dynamic team, all in a modern office environment. Details in image #fightfoodwaste #makeadifference #zerohunger #Adelaide https://t.co/8QAeac7ljg FoodWasteCRC photo
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Countries that have set specific #foodloss & #foodwaste reduction targets aligned with #SDG12 Target 3 represent 30% of the world’s population. The #NationalFoodWasteStrategy @FoodwasteCRC is leading the way for Australia and indeed globally! Learn more: https://t.co/rl3BfGR6Zy https://t.co/n0jFSxhPGc FoodWasteCRC photo