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2020/2021 Annual Report

We have had a highly successful third year of operation. This is due to the strength of our collaborations and an unwavering commitment to our vision of an Australia without food waste.

The Fight Food Waste CRC 2020/2021 Annual Report is available for you to read, including program updates, all project achievements, financials, and our key highlights.

A thriving, efficient and sustainable food industry is central to Australia’s economy, regional job security and prosperity, yet 25% of all the food we produce goes to waste.

Our vision is an Australia without food waste

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together industry, research, and the community.

Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum; it will reduce food waste, increase industry profitability, and improve food rescue to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits for Australia.

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

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


43 Industry Partners

8 University Partners

8 State Agencies


The CRC has funding for 10 years until 2028.

Total Cash

Total staff in-kind (216 FTEs)

Total non staff

CRC program

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Wanted: your great ideas about reducing food loss and waste!

@RocketSeeder’s Food Waste + Loss Accelerator Program will provide support and mentorship for Australian startups, with applications closing on 29 November:

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We welcome everyone to the 2021 Fight Food Waste Ltd Annual Conference, which begins this morning at 10am AEDT! You can still register via, and please use #FightFoodWaste2021 to join the Twitter conversation. FoodWasteCRC photo
We’re delighted to partner with @ChemCentre, Chameleon Innovations & the sandalwood industry in a new $1.9m research project that aims to upcycle the 1500 tonnes of sandalwood nuts currently going to waste each year:

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