Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli, reported 19 million tons of food is wasted every year coming equivalent to one fifth of the country’s annual food production in Turkey.
# 8216; Let’s Grow and Feed; A meeting was held on an online platform as part of the October 16 World Food Day, celebrated with the theme of “Let’s Keep It Together”. Pakdemirli, statements regarding the waste in Turkey gave the following information:
40 PERCENT LOSS
When we look at the food we encounter a rate of nearly 40 percent loss in Turkey. If we can improve the food waste by only 2 percent in our country, we can meet the 1-year living expenses of approximately 360 thousand families. # 8221; FAO Central Asia Sub-Regional Office Coordinator and the FAO Representative in Turkey Viorel Gutu also, over 2 billion people in the world’s reliable, pointing out that not nutritious and adequate food have regular access, food production, processing, consumption and voiced that it is necessary to replace the spent methods. Istanbul Commodity Exchange Chairman Ali Kopuz said, # 8220: We are reaching the top in Europe and breaking a record in production, but we are throwing away food as much as our exports # 8221; he spoke.
MASS COTTON PREMIUM RISE 37.5 PERCENT
Minister Pakdemirli also attended the Forage Crops Seed Distribution Ceremony held at Kemalpaşa Forestry Management Directorate in İzmir. Minister Pakdemirli supported farmers within the scope of the project. Pakdemirli, # 8220; We increased the seed cotton premium by 37.5 percent to 1.1 lira per kilogram # 8221; he spoke.