Deputy Minister: Agriculture adaptation to climate change will guarantee global food safety
15.03.2018 19:42 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, while speaking within the International Scientific and Practical Conference «Climate Change and Agriculture. Challenges for Agrarian Science and Education», Olena Kovaliova, Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, said a scientific study of climate change and operational adaptation to the new conditions within agriculture, forestry and fisheries will allow Ukraine to maintain its position as a global food safety guarantor, Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food reports.
As to the report, the event was participated by the representatives of FAO, Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environmental Protection, National Academy of Sciences, NUBiP, Ukrgidromettsentr, State Committee for Consumer Protection, foreign embassies and agrarian educational establishments.
«Climate change has a huge impact upon the agriculture. The structure of output, technology, and even the structure of food consumption, are undergoing changes. Presently the global community pays much attention to the agriculture adaptation to the climate change, both within the context of food security and poverty alleviation as well as within the ability of small producers to perform their activities effectively,» Kovaliova admitted.
«Our current task is to find the right solutions and to support those domestic key agricultural branches which will enable Ukraine to retain its leading position in ensuring of the food safety both on the global market as well as domestic market,» Deputy Minister admitted.