Fruits and Vegetables for human development: do not waste!

Fruits and Vegetables for human development: do not waste!

Tuesday 07th september 
Anfiteatro - Hall Sud
2.30 PM 

"Fruits and Vegetables for human development: do not waste!”

Organized by Italmercati and  European Food Banks Federation (FEBA)


On the occasion of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV) - proclaimed by the UN General Assembly - Italmercati and the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) are organising the conference "Fruits and vegetables for human development: do not waste!".
The event will focus on the importance of fruit and vegetables for nutrition and a healthy human development, starting from the first years of a child's life. It will offer insights and concrete examples of good practice on recovering surplus food and on reducing waste of fresh and ultra fresh products by some of the Italian wholesale markets that are members of the Italmercati network and by other operators such as producer organisations. The discussion will be addressed from different angles in order to strengthen the already consolidated collaboration with operators, market managers and the third sector on the subject of food redistribution with a social purpose.
In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, more than 950 tonnes of fruit and vegetables, equivalent to about 4 million portions, were recovered by wholesale market operators and distributed to more than 80 thousand households in need.
The members of the European Food Banks Federation in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain redistributed more than 50,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables donated by producer organisations to 25,686 charities helping almost 6 million poor people.
  • Maurizio Martina, Special Advisor and Deputy Director General FAO
  • Cecilia Bartolucci, President Fondazione Comitans, Campus Bio Medico
  • Marco Lucchini, Member of the Board of Directors European Food Banks Federation (FEBA)
  • Francesco Battistoni, State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies
  • Fabio Massimo Pallottini, President Italmercati 


  • Macfrut Exhibition
  • Macfrut Anfiteatro - Hall Sud
  • Rimini Expo Centre, Via Emilia
  • 44,072256, 12,525211
  • 0547 317435
  • 0541 318431