Turkey, an extensive project in the fight against food losses and waste is implementing. With the support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the project "Preserve Food, Protect Your Table" is the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. It was introduced with a digital press conference organized by Bekir Pakdemirli.
In his speech at the meeting, Minister Pakdemirli emphasized that while food was thrown on the one side of the world, and on the other side, people did not know whether they would survive the next day due to hunger. We aim to be a role model to the world in this regard with the Protect Your Food and Protect Your Table Project. ”
WE HAVE WORKED ON CAMPAIGN WITH A LOT OF NUMBER STAKEHOLDERS FOR 1,5 YEARS
Expressing that the work has been carried out for the campaign for about 1,5 years, Pakdemirli said, “During the past period for our Campaign, Protect Your Food, and Protect Your Table, we came together with a large number of stakeholders from the sector for our Campaign. We planned to share the start of this campaign with you face to face in March. However, this was not possible due to the Covid-19 epidemic, which has influenced our country as well as the whole world. ”
THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN AND FOOD SUPPLY SAFETY HAS BEEN VERY BETTER
Emphasizing that the importance of the food supply chain and food supply security is much better understood during the pandemic process, Minister Pakdemirli said, “In many countries, we have seen supermarket queues and empty shelves that people have created to reach food. In Turkey, although in this process in the food supply chain, no we have not experienced a problem these days as realize once again the importance of food, we decided to further postpone our special campaign "the assessment found.
THE THREE PRODUCED FOOD IS LOST OR THROUGH THREE YEARS
Of the world population in 2050, according to estimates, 10 billion, while Pakdemirli Ministers of Turkey's population will reach 100 million indicating that show "an increase of 2050 percent in global food demand is expected in 60. While 9 in 1 people in the world faces starvation, more than 670 million adults and 140 million young people have obesity problems. "One-third of the food produced, that is 1,3 billion tons, is lost or wasted each year."
WE SHOULD BE A GOOD 'READ FOOD-WRITER'
Underlining that the food supply chain covers all processes from the field to the table, Pakdemirli said “According to the latest research of FAO, 14% of the food produced from the field to the retail is lost. On the other hand, food waste is encountered during the sales, ie retail and consumption stages. Food waste is 1/3 in the sales and consumption phase. Also, I attach great importance to food-literacy. 65% of the society do not know the difference between the expiry date of the food and the recommended consumption date. Therefore, conscious individuals, with the conscious society principle, must first stop wasting food in our homes by changing our individual habits, and each of us must be good food literate. "
“IN OUR COUNTRY, 18,8 MILLION TONS OF FOOD WILL RUBE ANY YEAR”
Referring to the loss and waste of food in our country, Pakdemirli ”We see that 4,9 million bread is wasted daily. 50% of the vegetables and fruits produced are lost. In the service sector, 4,2 tons of food and 2.000 liters of drink are wasted per year. In other words, 18,8 million tons of food goes to waste every year in our country. This corresponds to the amount of garbage carried by approximately 625 thousand garbage trucks. Therefore, we need to produce efficient solutions throughout the entire food chain to reduce the amount of waste food. ”
OUR FIRST AIM IS TO AVOID LOSS AND FOOD OF FOOD
prevention of food losses and waste in Turkey for the first time, the Minister said that they Pakdemirli prepare a National Strategy Document and Action Plan for the reduction and management "have fictionalized the basis of our National Strategy According to the Food Loss Hierarchy. Our first goal is to prevent loss and waste in food. Our second goal is to save and redistribute food if possible. Our third goal is to use it as animal feed if human consumption is not possible. Finally, to recycle waste food. ”
Near 100 ACTIONS DETERMINED
To achieve these goals, Pakdemirli stated that nearly 100 actions and the institutions and organizations responsible for carrying out each action have been identified. Awareness is the most important factor in preventing food losses and waste. Here, we have designed a campaign based on these objectives in order to make our voice heard more. We believed that we can play a leading role in the solution of this global problem, if we remove this document, which constitutes the basis of our campaign, from being a readable document, and we can identify the actions in it louder and reach all our stakeholders in the food chain. When we come together, we can show how strong we can be. ”
THE MASCOT OF WAR WITH WATER "CANO"
Living for the loss and waste awareness of the campaign I www.gidanikoru.co He also stated that he would have a website with address. Bekir Pakdemirli, Preserve the Food, Presented the Table to Protect Your Table “Cano” also introduced at the press conference.
Emphasizing that Cano will be with us throughout this campaign, Minister Pakdemirli said, “You will be able to see him everywhere. He will say that he will order in the restaurant as much as you need, sometimes we will see it in the markets, he will ask you if you planned his shopping at home, sometimes he will remind us of our campaign in the dining hall of the place where we work. ”
Expressing that they have also prepared good application guides for food businesses, Pakdemirli said, “As long as the environment allows, we will strengthen our capacity with workshops and learn not to waste our resources. We will also have a Food Preserve Kitchen in our campaign. With our campaign, we aimed to raise awareness and encourage participation through our effectively managed website and social media accounts. ”
2 YEAR MINIMUM LIVING OF 360 THOUS FAMILIES IS PROVIDED IF WE DON'T SHOOT 1 PERCENT FOOD.
Saying that the real owner of the campaign is every segment and individual of the society, Pakdemirli said, “Because if we stop sending Food Loss and Waste in our country to some extent, that is, about 2% of the food, it means 10 billion lira, that is, the minimum living figure of 360 thousand families. If we manage to make this rate 1%, it means 5 billion liras. This again corresponds to the minimum subsistence figure of 25 thousand families for 900 year. In short, the economic dimension of this loss is also quite high. In this context, we expect all stakeholders to support awareness raising activities throughout the campaign. ”