‘Zero Hunger ’Conference

Bayburt University organized a ‘Zero Hunger Conference on the occasion of 16 October World Food Day.

The conference, called ’Zero Hunger’, which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has set as its main theme and interest in 2018, was held at the Faculty of Education Conference Hall.

The fact that about 1 billion people worldwide suffer from hunger due to global population growth, insufficient agricultural policies and income injustice of the accumulation regime, were discussed with the situation definitions and solution suggestions at the conference.

Prof. Dr. Vecihi Aksakal who shared a presentaion at the conference stated that the decline in agricultural production and employment is directly seen as inefficiency and preventing waste is an important factor in the fight against starvation. Sharing the economic aspect of waste, Aksakal noted that the current figures are sufficient to solve the starvation problem.

Sharing his presentation on Geographical Indications at the Conference Lecturer Ayla Arslaner, said that there is a lack of consciousness on this issue and that the necessary awareness should be created as soon as possible. She also mentioned that geographic signs constitute one of the most important impulses of regional and national development,  by pointing out the importance of focusing on starvation.

Dr. Lecturer. Fatma Cebeci who approaches the issue of starvation and malnutrition from the perspective of global warming mentioned that the increas of temperature of about 1 degree since the 19th century, adversely affected, the soil regime and agricultural activities. Cebeci drew attention to measures like waste, saving, environmental awareness and sustainable use in order to reduce the effects of global climate change that adversely affect production.

Dr. Lecturer. Sevgi Karabulut Uzunçakmak performed a presentation on foodborne cancer formation processes and healthy nutrition. In his presentation, Uzunçakmak shared the risks related to the types of food and the methods of reducing risks, and said that besides starvation, unbalanced and unhealthy nutrition is an important risk.