IOFS Media Panel Underscores the Crucial Role of Media in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Country: Qatar
IOFS Media Panel Underscores the Crucial Role of Media in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
01 October 2023

The Ministry of Municipality of the State of Qatar hosted a groundbreaking IOFS Media Panel, under the theme “Synergizing Media within Food Systems, illuminated the critical role of media in advancing global food security and sustainable agriculture practices. The event, which took place during the 2nd High-Level Forum of the Islamic Organization for Food Security , featured a diverse panel of experts who collectively stressed the need for collaboration with media to raise awareness and promote responsible journalism within the context of food systems.

His Excellency Ambassador Gabriel Ferrero y de Loma – Osorio, Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), delivered a powerful video message during the opening ceremony. He emphasized the global importance of collaborating with the media to achieve food security, highlighting the need for partnership and communication in addressing food-related challenges.

H.E. Mohammed Abd Rabbo Al-Yami, Director General of the Union of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) News Agencies (UNA), addressed the pivotal role of media in disseminating accurate and timely information about food systems. His insights underscored the media’s crucial role in shaping public awareness and understanding of food security issues.

Mr. Oliver Wilcox, Senior Advisor from the U.S. Department of State, provided a comprehensive overview of best practices and initiatives for utilizing media as a powerful tool in addressing food security issues effectively. His expertise shed light on innovative approaches to tackling global challenges.

Representing the TeleRadio Complex of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Robert Muradyan shared valuable insights into Kazakhstan’s media efforts within the context of food security. His perspectives highlighted regional strategies and contributions to the global discourse on food security.

Renowned Writer, Journalist, and Engineer, Mr. Abdulla Heiai Alsulaiti, contributed thought-provoking perspectives on responsible media coverage and its profound impact on food security. His insights emphasized the media’s responsibility in shaping public perception.

In an era where information is power, the media serves as the fourth estate, wielding a profound influence on shaping perceptions and policies. The discussions at the IOFS Media Panel have reaffirmed that we have the collective capacity to rewrite the narrative on food security, one story at a time. By harnessing the power of responsible journalism, citizen engagement, and accurate information dissemination, we can empower communities, influence decision-makers, and drive positive change. Together, we embark on a journey to create a more food-secure world, where every story becomes a testament to our commitment to a sustainable and hunger-free future for all.