FAO in Türkiye

Collective action across 150 countries worldwide is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated UN days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the media, the public, even youth. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all, leaving no one behind. This is a revision, updated 31/08/2022. It replaces the version published 01/07/2022.

 


In its fifth issue, FAO Turkey mainly introduces the projects it has implemented in the context of effectively combating the climate crisis.

 

With three different projects implemented in Turkey, drought, afforestation works and land destruction are being fought to prevent.

 

Another important issue in this issue is the employment problems of seasonal agricultural workers . The first data in this field, where there was almost no data in Turkey before, comes out with the FAO study.

 

The details of a new cooperative work to strengthen the position of women in working life are also important topics of this issue.

 

The LDN project implemented in the Upper Sakarya Closed basin was cited as an example of FAO's international work. There is also information about the latest status of this project in this issue.


In the context of celebrations to mark World Food Day 2021, on 6 October 2021, FAO Turkey organized a live broadcast event to share the results of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021. In addition to this FAO-Turkey organized a workshop on implementing policies and collective actions aimed at reducing gender inequality in the agrifood sector and increasing women’s empowerment. As a part of World Food Day FAO Turkey and WHO jointly organized a two-day symposium shaped around the theme of World Food Day 2021: Our actions are our future – Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.

 

 

Also FAO Turkey leaded a event for young food activists. Young food activists were invited to take part in an online event, “Actors of Transformation in the Agriculture-Food System: Youth”, organized by the FAO and Bahçeşehir University within the framework of World Food Day.


The 7th issue of the FAOTURN, and the last issue for 2021, mainly focused on the outputs of the projects that FAO in Turkey had implemented. In this regard, you can find the detailed progress and the check balance of the projects for 2021. In the last period of the last year, we have witnessed important progress in the projects that have been implemented under the Syrian Refugees Resilience Program. Especially the job fairs and the outputs of these activities can inspire the colleagues.

 

As always, women empowerment was the main goal of improving the sector. To cope with the effect of the climate crisis was also a top priority for us. In this issue, readers can find great efforts for preventing land degradation. And we are gladly announcing that a participant from Turkey, Gülden Başaran, is among the 12 finalists of the World Food Day Poster Contest 2021, having obtained second place in the 16-19 age category. And finally, ​in this issue, Vladimir Olegovich Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, wrote for the FAO-Turkey Newsletter.