23 May 2022, Eskişehir – In support of the national “Save Your Food” campaign against food loss and waste in Turkey, FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey, with the support of the Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality, are jointly organizing the exhibition “Grown for a Bin” by the Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler.
The exhibition shows unconsumed food in various stages of decay arranged into an elaborate series of still life photographs. The provocative way that food waste is depicted seeks to draw public attention to the issue and bring about a necessary shift in the mindset and behavior of consumers. Prof. Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen, Mayor of Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality and Mr. Özcan Türkoğlu, FAO Senior Programme Coordinator will open the exhibition at the Turgut Özakman Stage, Foyer, Tepebaşı, Eskişehir on 26 May, where it will run until 12 June 2022.
About the “Save Your Food” campaign:
Launched in May 2020, the national Save Your Food campaign is intended to raise awareness about the detrimental impacts of food loss and waste and to stimulate action along the
food supply chain. The campaign is jointly implemented by FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey under the project “Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in
Azerbaijan, Central Asia and Turkey”. It is funded by Turkey through the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture. The project assists recipient countries
(Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in developing national strategies and action plans for reducing food loss and waste