On February 21, 2022 the Director General of IOFS H.E. Mr. Yerlan A. Baidaulet had a bilateral meeting with representatives of the Zayed Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation, Heads of Projects Section, Ms. Fatima Aldhaheri, Mr. Abdul Aziz Alzadi, and Projects and Programs Manager, Dr. Ibrahem Al Zaabi who expressed appreciation for a visit and for the significant effort the IOFS has made towards enhancing food security, promoting agricultural and rural development in OIC member states.
Scope of important issues discussed during the meeting related to IOFS Strategic Framework and IOFS Strategy 2031, particularly included IOFS humanitarian programs and Afghanistan Food Security Programme and Year of Africa 2021 project. Parties expressed willingness to explore possible areas of collaboration and agreed to consider joint efforts towards implementing strategic objectives in enhancing sustainable food security through providing necessary emergency and humanitarian assistance, including managing financial and agricultural resources for developing agriculture among member countries.
In addition, the Director General of IOFS H.E. Mr. Yerlan A. Baidaulet held another meeting with Chairman of the Board of "Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary" JSC NC, H.E. Mr. Aidyn Aimbetov. Sides discussed cooperation in the sphere of space sector, particularly applying of satellite technologies and navigation system in agricultural infrastructure with the purpose to increase observational capability and assist farmers and growers in detecting and controlling pests and disease, planning crop nutrition and exploring water and nutrient status, predicting yields and estimating harvest timing.