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.

Total Cash

Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

Total non staff

CRC program

Follow Us

2 weeks ago
Thanks @waiteresearch for having our CEO @SteveLapidge at your public Waite in the Spotlight event today. Steve loves sharing the important fight #foodwaste message as we all have a responsibility to tackle this issue together #WITS2018 #zerohunger #waronwaste #waronwasteau https://t.co/nzi32hngrg FoodWasteCRC photo
2 weeks ago
Our CEO @SteveLapidge has spent 20+ yrs working with agribusiness CRCs. He led the development of our bid and has represented #Australia at G20, OECD and national #foodwaste forums. He's a member of #NationalFoodWasteStrategy Steering Committee and a Non-Executive Director @AIFST https://t.co/uFQwOuFyNI FoodWasteCRC photo
2 weeks ago
Thank you again to @TimWhetstoneMP #SouthAustralian Minister for Primary Resources and Regional Development who officially opened our CRC last week. We appreciate all the support we have had from the SA government and how lucky are we to have our HQ in beautiful #RadAdelaide! https://t.co/btNY7BQSRM FoodWasteCRC photo