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23/04/2021  Ankara, Turkey– Consumer behaviour is still one of the underlying drivers of food waste globally, making it imperative to shift social norms and consumer attitudes. The education of future generation of consumers plays a critical role in this change.

14/04/2021  Ankara – Wheat is the most widely grown crop in the world and the key commodity for food security in many regions including Central Asia and Caucasus, as well as the basic staple in this region. Produced largely by smallholder farmers, wheat provides around 60 percent of people’s energy and protein needs. However, wheat rust diseases threaten yields and production,...

07 April 2021; Chișinau – FAO has recently launched a new project to strengthen national food safety controls in five countries: Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, and Turkey. A meeting took place on 31 March at national level with the participation of high-level representatives from the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, and FAO.

06 April 2021; Ankara– According to the Food Waste Index Report (2021), released last month by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 61 percent of food waste occurs at the household level. Increasing consumer awareness and working to make profound and lasting changes in the way that people consume food are crucial battles in the fight against waste.

31 March 2021; Baku–The FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP II) has been further strengthened by the endorsement of four projects by Azerbaijan. This endorsement has brought FAO, Turkey and Azerbaijan even closer to their objective of ensuring food security, promoting rural development and managing natural resources in a sustainable manner.

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