PUET participated in the discussion on the way to the elimination of hunger by 2030 and the goals of sustainable development in the Ukrainian agro-industrial complex (AIC)

Every year, the World Food Day is celebrated in the world. And although the officially recognized date of its implementation is October 16, during the year around the world there are events that are confined to it. This year, the World Food Day was held under the motto “We will be able to reach # ZeroHunger until 2030”.

The issue of global food crisis recently paid attention at the forum in Davos, and in the scientific community on global and local levels, since , according to forecasts by 2030, the population of the planet will increase to 8.3 billion. This implies an intensification of rural production and the rational use of natural resources.

On July 6, at the initiative of AGROPORT Ukraine, a round table was held in Kyiv: “The path to the elimination of hunger by 2030 is a focus on the sustainable development of AIC”. The discussion was attended by Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, Mykhailo Malkov, FAO Program Coordinator in Ukraine, Bogdan Shapoval, Chairman of the Food Export Board (UFEB). Scientists also took part in the discussion of investment in agriculture, improving the quality of food products, the ecosystem approach to ensure higher agricultural efficiency, state-owned cooperation in achieving the goals of sustainable development of agro-industrial complex. Also, the Poltava University of Economics and Trade was represented by the candidate of technical sciences, associate professor of the department of commodity science of food products Alina Tkachenko.

As a result of the discussion, the priority directions of scientific research, as well as state target programs in the field of agrarian policy and food were determined. So, one of the most important issues is the creation of competitive, high-quality and safe food products that can be exported to foreign markets. The most promising markets for now are the markets of Africa and the East markets, in particular, in the context of global hunger. One of the priority areas is the export of organic and environmentally friendly finished products to European markets. At the same time, the domestic market of Ukraine should focus on the problem of the diet of the population, in particular the children.