On 16 November 2022 the IOFS delegation, headed by H.E. Prof. Yerlan A. Baidaulet Director General, participated in the Crans Montana Forum (CMF) at the invitation of H.E Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron Chairman & Founder of the CFM. The Crans Montana Forum, has been one of the world’s leading international institutions since 1986, and has become the most exclusive meeting place for high level Officials and top decision makers from governments and business. This year the Crans Montana Forum’s theme was dedicated to the world’s unexpected challenges such as the pandemic, war, political instability, financial volatility and the food crisis, and successfully gathered high-level stakeholders of Food Security from around the world.

On the first day of the Forum, the Director General of IOFS gave a speech and co-chaired the session: One of the World’s Major Concerns! Food Security, Geostrategy and Climate Change Threatening Food Security. The program discussed the challenge of delivering sustainable food security for a population of over 9 billion in the coming decades. Moreover, in order to further enhance cooperation between IOFS and CMF, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two parties.

On the sidelines of the forum, the IOFS conducted and attended various important meetings with high-level participants of CMF to discuss strengthening cooperation and exchanging valuable information . H.E. Prof. Yerlan A. Baidaulet was invited to a meeting by the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and held a meeting with Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, Chairman and Founder of the Crans Montana Forum and the WDA World Diplomatic Academy. The Director General of IOFS also met with H.E. Dr. George Agyekum Donkor President of the Bank for Investment and Development ECOWAS, H.E. Ahmed Mathobe Nunow Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Alpha M. Barry Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso, Mrs. Emanuele Claudia Del Re Special Representative for the Sahel in European Union, and Dr.Conrad Rein, Policy Officer & Co-Chair GDPRD Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Fisheries. 

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