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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2 days ago
‘Eggcellent’ ideas in the lead up to Easter; what do we already have in the fridge? Make a list of what we need, then package up the leftovers for everyone to take away for their next meal … too easy, saves money and time, and reduces #FoodWaste

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6 days ago
Great partnership between @GoodStartel and Free Meals With Love in Bunbury, Western Australia to reduce #FoodWaste and give back to the community.

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