PILLAR 3:Capacity building

Strategic Objectives

Provide technical expertise to strengthen MCs capacity

Strategic Programmes

  • Development of Gene Banks
  • OIC Strategic Commodities 
  • OIC Healthy & Safe Food Ecosystem
  • Bio & AgriTech Development  
  • Climate impact/ Resource Management 
  • Water Management in Agriculture (current)
  • Transboundary Pest Control Management (current)

10 year goals

  • 1 Gene Bank (Plant and Animal Genetic Resource Center) in most suitable MC (coordinate across all MC)
  • Individual MC competent Gene Banks to have agreements with main one
  • ‘Key’ commodities productivity by X% (e.g., yield per hectare at global benchmark)
  • Increase in ‘key commodities’ production in MCs by (decrease in % net imports or X million tons)
  • Increase # of MCs producing select ‘key’ commodities
  • Adoption of IOFS developed OIC food system policy framework across majority MCs
  • Increase % consumption of healthy/ nutritious (i.e., ‘Tayyab’) food
  • Reduce halal food import dependency by X%
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Water use efficiency per crop
  • Preservation of water reserves (% )
  • Reduction in cross countries pest attack
  • Reduction in ‘key’ crops related vulnerable MS pest attacks

Programmes of Pillar 3


Strategic Objectives:

Obj # 5: Provide technical expertise to strengthen MCs capacity

Program description

This Program supports the Capacity Building pillar of IOFS strategy in strengthening key strategic commodity availability and quality across the MCs.

Current & Potential Activities: (These activities are not final and definitive and would be su bject to management review and changes)

  • Training (current): Bringing best practices-on enabling resilience and efficiency across select commodities that are critical to MCs such as Wheat, Rice, Palm Oil, Cassava
  • Mapping Country Alignment: Orienting competitiveness and/or fit of MCs to key commodities through ongoing research reports and data

10 Year strategic Goals

  • Benchmarked improvement in Strategic Commodity management Index of OIC MCs (sub of IOFS FS Index)
  • Strategic Commodity fit mapping for all OIC MCs

Strategic Partners:

Cross-linked IOFS Programs: