IOFS in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank organized a round table on “Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Water Management in Agriculture in OIC member countries” as a side event at the Cairo Water Week 2022 “Water at the Heart of the Climate Action”. The activity was a part of the IOFS program on “Water Management in Agriculture”.
Representatives of governmental authorities, including Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Iraq, as well as international organizations (AOAD, SESRIC, ICBA, FAO, INWRDAM, CEDARE) and agribusiness (Ramsco Organic) participated in the roundtable to raise awareness for collective and integrated actions and exchange knowledge related to addressing cross-sectoral issues that have impact on the state of water and food security.
The round table participants presented and discussed their countries’ and international organizations’ experience, international good practices, as well as policy solutions implemented for ensuring food security through sustainable water management in agricultural development.
Dr. Ismail Abdelhamid, Director of Programmes and Projects Office of the IOFS, gave brief keynote speech on the behalf of H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet, the Director General of IOFS, regarding the activities in the framework of the IOFS water management in agriculture IOFS programme.
As a result of the round table discussions recommendations for improving water management in agriculture were identified.
The round table was concluded by the speech of the HE Dr. Ragab Abd Elazim, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of the Arab Republic of Egypt.