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

1. RECOVER from the impacts of climate change and coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and apply Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies to produce clean, green and safe products.

2. GROW the value and output of agriculture through increased R&D, NPD, investment, diversified product portfolio, internationalization and exports.

3. MODERNISE agriculture through innovation, future farming, technology investment, Agtech, and future skills.

4. PROTECT and enhance the future of agriculture by ensuring it is well-placed to respond to climate change, droughts, pests, weeds, disease and increased resource scarcity.

5. ENSURE conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

6. IMPROVE quality and traceability

7. APPLY long-term marketing and innovation strategy and promote and build confidence in agriculture sector in internationalization

8. CREATE strategic domestic and international alliances

Karagöl Sahara National Park Şavşat