It is one of the populations that makes up the 176 million people in OIC countries battling acute hunger and malnutrition, according to the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).
This substantial number accounts for around 10.5% of the OIC’s total population, despite the 57 member states managing more than enough arable land to feed themselves—some 1.38 billion hectares, equivalent to more than a fourth of the world’s agricultural area.
For the OIC, enhancing food security means increasing edible production to make food more available, accessible, and affordable.
The journey on the roads to fulfilling these goals is gruelling and overwhelming but not entirely defeating.
Taking the bull by the horns, in 2016 the OIC inaugurated the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS).
After a period of careful and painstaking planning, IOFS is now ready to implement 16 strategic programs that were approved at its third General Assembly in December last year.
The organization will address the persistence of hunger by boosting food availability and accessibility, while championing supply stability.
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