International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
2021 has been declared as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables by The United States. The aims of this event are to raise awareness of the nutritional and health benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables as part of a diversified, balanced, and healthy diet and lifestyle as well as to direct policy attention to reducing loss and waste of these highly perishable product items.
Consuming fruits and vegetables are good for consumers’ health and good for the food system. The fruit and vegetable sector contributes to increasing biodiversity, generating environmental sustainability, and improving the livelihoods of farmers and employees operating along the value chains.