IOFS International Conference Best practices for building Sustainable Food Systems in the OIC region
Date 27 July 2021

The IOFS Secretariat in coordination with the OIC Secretariat and the UN Food Systems Summit organized the International Conference titled “Best practices for building Sustainable Food Systems in the OIC region” on 14 July 2021 in an online-format. The event was conducted in the framework of United Nations Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) 2021 as an Inter-Regional Dialogue of South-South cooperation. The event, which gathered more than 200 participants, including government officials and representatives of international and regional organizations, research entities, academia, private sector and civil society, from 51 member states, provided a great platform to exchange views and share best experience in establishing resilient food systems through the four sessions on “Food Security Governance”, “National Food Systems Dialogues”, “Food Supply Chain Management” and “Promotion of Agricultural Development”. As a result of the conference, the experience and knowledge presented formed the foundation of the policy recommendations on building Sustainable Food Systems that are now to be shared with the governments of the OIC member states and international partners. Along with this, the IOFS Secretariat will closely work with Conference speakers and presenters to develop the Conference proceedings. It is the earnest hope that the shared knowledge and experience within the Conference will help governments to build the pathways for sustainable food systems and make them more advanced and resilient to global challenges.