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50 percent of fruits and vegetables produced in developed countries are lost during harvest and non consumption.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Deputy Representative of Turkey, in developed countries, about 50 percent of fruits and vegetables are lost in the process of harvesting and consumption, he said. There are huge losses, especially during the age Sunday. These losses are also causing the loss of our increasingly limited resources, such as land and water,” he said.

Antalya Commodity Exchange (ATB), Antalya Agriculture Council (ATAK) and Antalya Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry organized in cooperation with the “2021 International Fruit and vegetable year first half evaluation meeting” was held online yesterday. Speaking at the meeting, She stressed that the loss of fruits and vegetables also increases the problem of greenhouse gases and said: “We need to manage the risk of climate change well. If loss and waste are prevented, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced,” he said Tuesday. 80 percent of the World Food Production, fruit and vegetable production 50 percent of the small businesses are carried out by The stating, small producer’s product to the Sunday to reach the difficulties he drew attention to. He noted that these problems can be fixed through cooperatives.


According to Turkish Statistical Institute data, this year vegetable production in Turkey is estimated to decrease by 0.3 percent compared to last year, fruit, beverage and spice crops production is expected to increase by 7.1 percent, he said.


London-based international charity Oxfam reported that 11 people die from starvation every 1 minute around the world. Oxfam’s report, “The Hunger virus is multiplying,” said the number of people starving outpaced the new type of coronavirus, which kills an average of 7 people per minute. The climate crisis and the Covid-19 epidemic caused a 40 percent increase in global food prices, the report said, stressing that this, in turn, pushed people to the limit of hunger. Global military spending has increased by $51 billion USD since the beginning of the outbreak, the report said, which is at least 6 times more than the amount needed by the United Nations to combat hunger.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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