President Recep Tayyip Erdogan“Our national roadmap focuses on a variety of issues, from ensuring everyone’s access to nutritious, adequate and safe food at reasonable prices, reducing food loss and waste, sustainability in the agriculture, livestock and aquaculture sectors, and ensuring food security against emergencies and crises.” used his statements.
In the video message he sent to the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit, Erdoğan stated that the goal of ending hunger by 2030 within the scope of sustainable development is unfortunately far away.
Emphasizing that as the world population increases, the global food demand inevitably increases, Erdoğan said that the consequences of climate change such as climate disasters, water scarcity and drought, whose intensity and destructive effects are increasing, also negatively affect food resources.
Underlining that while the costs for food systems are increasing, access to food resources is getting harder, and that damaged food security encourages mass migration, one of the most important tests of today, Erdoğan made the following assessments:
“The coronavirus epidemic, on the other hand, increased the burden of the system and brought with it the risk of rapidly losing the gains achieved with great difficulties. As Turkey, keeping this table in mind, we started the necessary work in 2019, before the epidemic. In the same year, we started 3 working groups with 21 working groups covering all elements of sustainable food systems. We realized our Agriculture Forest Council. We accelerated consultations across the country by promoting our Water Council. 46 main actions to be implemented until the end of 2023, such as establishing a digital value chain from seed to fork, establishing the infrastructure for food loss and waste, and enacting a water law. and we identified 324 sub-actions Our national roadmap focuses on a variety of issues, from access to nutritious, sufficient and safe food at affordable prices, to reducing food loss and waste, to sustainability in the agriculture, livestock and aquaculture sectors, to ensuring food security against emergencies and crises. ir.”
President Erdoğan stated that as part of their roadmap, they aim to combat climate change and drought, reduce water pollution, use renewable energy resources and expand electronic commerce practices.
Pointing out that they are also working on the protection of biodiversity and production in harmony with nature, accelerating digital transformation, and the development of decent job opportunities through employment of women and youth in the agriculture and food sectors, Erdoğan said:
“We are trying to prevent waste by continuing our ‘Save Food’ campaign in cooperation with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Access to adequate nutritious and safe food is not a privilege, it is a right for everyone. We also want to leave a fairer, more livable and more prosperous world to our children. It is the common duty of all of us. As Turkey, we continue to work in this direction with determination. I wish the summit to be successful, I greet you with respect.”
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