Food-sector Innovations by YUSUF TOKDEMIR 21.04.2022 Asian Productivity Organization

Productivity Talk on 21 April 2022

Karçal Mountains, Excellence in Ecosystem Services!

A healthy ecosystem is our natural capital! We could not live without it. Biodiversity is the key indicator of the health of our ecosystem.

We see that world population is projected to grow to 9 billion by 2050. This creates an increasing pressure to provide adequate healthcare, food and water for us.

Therefore, application of the One Health approach is really valuable to keep the ecosystem healthy.

Nearly 75 percent of all emerging human infectious diseases in the past three decades originated in animals (zoonotic diseases), especially wildlife.

The principal drivers for the emergence of the zoonotic diseases are associated with human activities, including changes in ecosystems and land use, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, deforestation, intensification of agriculture, use of antibiotics and pesticides, urbanisation, destruction of the wildlife and international travel and trade.

I know that a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach is needed to ensure animal, human, and environmental health that covers environmental and ecosystem health, social sciences, ecology, wildlife, land use, and biodiversity.

Keep ecosystem healthy for tomorrow!

Excellence in Nature in Sahara Karagöl National Park, Protected Area by the Local People

You can recover from the impacts of business uncertainty and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and become an engine of growth in the agri-food industry.

1. Modernise your agri-food industry from farm to fork through innovation, investment and building future skills

2. Innovate and invest in technology, science and skills to deliver higher quality products to consumers with less environmental impact and greater profitability

3. Invest in agricultural research and innovation to benefit farmers, producers, SMES and exporters with advanced capability in genomics and cellular sciences; microbial sciences; pests; weeds and diseases; plant production sciences; animal production sciences; agriculture resources sciences; and biodiversity and ecosystem services

4. Invest and grow a thriving and globally competitive AgTech industry that can sense, analyse and automate to increase farm performance in the efficiency, sustainability and productivity

5. Promote and build confidence in your agri-food industry to international markets and the community.

Sahara Karagöl National Park Savşat