- Casa Pampa joins the global network of leading members to eradicate food waste through "SAVE FOOD" of FAO –
CELEBRATE THIS ACHIEVEMENT WITH US AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT INITIATIVE!
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) is the United Nations agency that leads the
international effort to end hunger. Its objective is to achieve food security for all, and at
the same time guarantee regular access to sufficient and good quality food to lead an
active and healthy life.
With more than 194-member states, FAO works around 130 countries and consolidates
the "SAVE FOOD" project with the objective of reducing the loss of food and promoting a
hopeful dialogue between industry, research, politics and civil society about these
important topics. The "SAVE FOOD" plan from FAO seeks to increase public
awareness of the impact of food waste, and develop a platform to exchange experiences
and build a global center of excellence based on the work and practices of professionals
who focus on the reduction of wasted food.
In the first presentation of the "SAVE FOOD" initiative in 2011, Werner M. Dornscheidt
(President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH) explained: "Our goal is that less food be
thrown away in industrialized countries and that consumers in these countries plan their
purchases carefully, but, even more importantly, we want to raise industrial awareness
of food losses, a priority issue for the future. "
Casa Pampa, studying the mission and objectives of SAVE FOOD, commits and joins the
network of members worldwide to be more efficient in our fight against food losses
throughout the world. Casa Pampa, now is honored to share these pillars and work with
our project "WASTE FOR FOOD", in the Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica, which share the
vision and ideology of "SAVE FOOD".
Our local "Waste for Food" plan began in 2014 as a personal project to help develop the
Santa Teresa community. Initially, the project would collect organic waste from several
markets and nearby restaurants for composting. The project grew, and the Pampa Casa
Volunteer Program was born. After a structured analysis, we saw the positive impact that
this project could have on the entire community and decided to act. This gave us the
chance to focus on spreading and taking our message to the government and other
officials. Currently, we are working together with key groups such as the Malpais-Santa
Teresa Chamber of Tourism, the Probienstar Association, as well as local environmental
As supporters of projects and ecological development plans, based on the concept of
partnership and collaboration, Casa Pampa recognizes that the cooperation and effort
of all the coordinators, volunteers and important organizations is more than necessary.
With the work of sustainable social entrepreneurship in the community of Santa Teresa,
Casa Pampa, is committed to participate and be producers of an ecofriendly change for
all. We work as collaborators for the development of communities and societies aware
of the problem of waste and food waste, we will share with the SAVE FOOD project our
experiences and working methods to achieve greater progress for all.
Everyone can play an important role in the eradication of hunger!