Pakdemirli participated in "Agricultural Technologies and Green Energy Forum" organized in ADA University in Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan.
During his speech in Forum, Pakdemirli emphasized agriculture is more important than defense industry and every country should have self-sufficient in the field of agriculture.
Pakdemirli also said "800 million people face starvation and almost 600 million people are obese in the world. Malnutrition costs 3.5 trillion dollars and each year 1.4 billion tons of food are wasted. In the near future, there may be conflicts caused by water and food. Global warming, wrong fertilization methods and erosion are main threats that we combat. We can combat against these threats by maximizing the efficiency of technology. We should use every means of technology as long as they ensure savings and increase efficiency.
Minister also emphasized that the country that provides food will become leader of the world. The country with no agricultural practices seems a dwelling without kitchen. Agriculture is based on planning and planning can only be possible with technology. We are ready to share our expertise with Azerbaijan. We attach importance to security of seed supply. We increase national seed capacity by 70 percent.