Dec 05 2018

Turkey ranks 58th among 67 countries in food sustainability index

Turkey ranks 58th among 67 countries in terms of food sustainability, according to an index prepared by the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition Foundation in cooperation with the Economist Economic Intelligence Unit, HT Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

The index calculates a country’s overall score from a weighted average of three category scores; food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges. 

France is first place in the index, as a result of new measures the country has been implementing to achieve food sustainability. The Netherlands, Canada, Finland, and Japan follow France as best performers.

Turkey has performed better in measures to prevent malnutrition, sustainable agriculture, water management, and efforts to increase resilience against climate change, but has a very low score in food loss and waste. 

Food sustainability is among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that one-third of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted.