BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 14. The Agriculture
Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Majnun Mammadov spoke at a
regional occasion on “Improvement of meals requirements in Europe and
Central Asia and enlargement of participation in Codex actions”,
“In the interval of world threats and dangers on this planet (water
scarcity, drought, warming, desertification, industrialization,
worldwide conflicts, pandemics, and epidemics), meals and meals
security are a precedence for mankind,” he mentioned.
The Minister famous that there are a number of organizations within the
world coping with meals and meals security administration and the adoption
of worldwide requirements and tips. One of them is the Codex
“The Republic of Azerbaijan has been a member of the Codex
Alimentarius Commission established by the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization and the World Health Organization throughout the framework
of the “Joint Food Standards Program” since 2011,” he famous.
International meals requirements, tips, and implementing guidelines
of the Codex Alimentarius Commission contribute to the security,
high quality, and equity of worldwide meals commerce, contributing to
the availability of high-quality and secure meals for all mankind in any respect
Majnun Mammadov mentioned that, as at all times, Azerbaijan has established
a meals security system assembly worldwide requirements in accordance
with fashionable challenges, and the Association of Professional
Accountants and Auditors, because the nationwide coordinating physique of the
Codex Alimentarius Commission in Azerbaijan, has developed and
applied quite a lot of worldwide and native requirements on this
“It is well-known that meals safety is instantly associated to the
improvement of agricultural land. For this cause, meals safety is
one of many primary circumstances for the safety of the state. However,
in our fashionable world, with the deficits in meals and vitamin
talked about within the experiences of worldwide organizations, these
areas require a extra attentive and delicate strategy. Thus,
in keeping with the estimates of the United Nations, in 2022, 735
million individuals all over the world will undergo from starvation,” the
He famous that 148 million kids below the age of 5 have
stunted development attributable to malnutrition.
About 18,000 kids died each day globally in 2018 from
starvation and malnutrition.
“The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 30
% of the world’s inhabitants (two billion individuals) undergo from
“hidden hunger.” This is a situation through which the quantity of
nutritional vitamins and minerals isn’t on the correct stage regardless of individuals
consuming a sure variety of energy,” Mammadov mentioned.
He added that greater than 1 billion tons of meals are wasted, and
as much as 17 % of the meals produced worldwide turns into unfit for
consumption earlier than it reaches the desk.
Also, in keeping with World Bank experiences, meals thrown into
landfills in developed nations is 15 instances the share of
individuals who die of starvation worldwide.
“People all over the world wouldn’t have issues with starvation if
it weren’t for such unequal distributions,” the minister mentioned.
“Considering that each grain of cereal, each kilogram of
bread, and each meals merchandise is efficacious and well worth the labor and
capital funding, we see that the entrepreneur who produces
hazardous meals in the end harms every one in all us. Such meals
that’s thrown away and destroyed means a lack of sources for the
state. Thus, strict adherence to the Codex and legislative acts
adopted by nations within the discipline of meals security additionally performs an
necessary position in guaranteeing world meals safety,” he added.
Majnun Mammadov additionally famous that the Ministry of Agriculture of
Azerbaijan, whereas persevering with to contribute to meals safety,
along with the related authorities, is instantly concerned within the
work to ship totally secure meals “from field to table”, making use of the
precept of “value chain”.
“I wish to notice that reconstruction works have began in
our lands liberated by the Azerbaijani Army below the management of
the President of the Azerbaijan Republic, Supreme
Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, on account of the 44-day warfare,”
the minister mentioned.
He emphasised that on this route, manufacturing of
high-quality, secure agricultural merchandise with management over
agricultural lands and the creation of ecologically clear and
epizootologically wholesome zones have been began, and this sphere
is likely one of the priorities of the ministry.
“In addition, plant and animal well being are continually on the
heart of the ministry’s consideration.”Preventive works are repeatedly
carried out, as are works to get rid of pests that pose a specific
risk to crops and animals. Taking under consideration the worldwide
expertise within the discipline of meals safety, reforms are carried out
and state help is offered to entrepreneurs and farmers.
Ensuring employment of the working inhabitants, affordability of
meals costs, and the eradication of poverty are at all times on the
heart of our state’s consideration,” M. Mammadov added.