On August 1, 2022 a delegation of Islamic Organisation for Food Security led by its Director general HE Yerlan A. Baidaulet while proceeding an official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman had a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of Jordan HE Mahmod Alrabih.
During the meeting parties discussed prospects of cooperation in several areas related to agriculture and highlighted mechanisms of signing of the IOFS Statute. The Ministry and IOFS expressed the willingness to create a joint working group to explore common ground to increase mutual collaboration and prospects of cooperation. The Minister underlined their interest in IOFS strategic programs that are applicable to a variety of Jordanian agricultural sectors. The Ministry team extended heartfelt appreciation for outstanding organisation of Capacity building program on nutrition value and food safety to promote ‘Gene to Fork’ modality in the OIC Member States, and assured their willingness to cooperate with IOFS to implement targeted projects in the food security sphere.
Furthermore, the Director General held a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, HE Mr.Emad Al-bzour.
At the meeting IOFS Director General H.E. Mr Yerlan Baidaulet gave an overview of IOFS foundation as the OIC specialized institution, IOFS Strategic Framework and IOFS Strategy 2031 with particular attention given to the IOFS humanitarian programs and Afghanistan Food Security Programme.
The Ministry expressed their interest in consolidation of efforts with IOFS in establishing regional food security reserves to attain the goal of food insecurity and self-sufficiency of the country, coordination of national food stock policies through the platform of IFPA under the umbrella of its parent entity, the IOFS to ensure steady supply of strategic commodities as grain and barley.
Following the day's agenda IOFS delegation met with the Director General of Islamic Academy of Science, Professor Abdullah Mousa. Parties discussed IOFS strategic program, especially emphasizing its Third Pillar Capacity Building. Two Institutions exchanged views on their main work and strategic frameworks in the field of food security and agriculture. The two sides agreed to work closely to implement several programs, particularly Water Management in Agriculture, and Bio & AgriTech Development, initiating development of hydroponic projects within OIC member countries.