Jordan ranks 12th in Arab world in "Countries That Waste the Most Food In The World" list

Country: Jordan
Jordan ranks 12th in Arab world in
01 May 2024

Ammon News reports : Jordan ranked 12th in the Arab world and 61st in the world out of a total of 196 countries, on the list of countries that waste the most food in 2023, according to the American magazine CEOWORLD.

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index Report, about 939.9 tons of food are wasted in Jordan every year.

The report, which Ammon reviewed, showed that the most Arab countries that wasted food in 2023 are, in order, Bahrain, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

The magazine stated also that food waste is a major global problem that has negative impacts on the environment, societies, and economies of countries.

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index Report, approximately 931 million tons of food are wasted every year, which accounts for 8 to 10 percent of international carbon emissions related to unconsumed food.

The Food Waste Index also revealed that around 17 percent of global food production is thrown away, with households being responsible for 61 percent of this food waste, followed by food service at 26 percent, and the retail industry at 13 percent.

The Food Waste Index report found that household food waste per capita is the same across lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income, and high-income nations.

It is noteworthy that Nigeria came 1st in the world for the countries that waste the most food in 2023, followed by Russia, then Greece, Bahrain, Malta, Iraq, and Tanzania.

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