As part of the Year of Sustainable Development, the country aims to accelerate efforts to adopt modern agricultural and nutritional solutions at local and global levels
The International Islamic Food Processors Association (IFPA), a subsidiary of the International Organization for Islamic Food Safety (IOFS), established in December 2020 as a founding member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has moved its global headquarters from Astana to Dubai.
The offices of the Etihad Museum were inaugurated by Climate Change and Environment Minister Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri on Monday, in the presence of Islamic Investment and Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ICIEC) chief executive Oussama Abdel Rahman Kaissi and other dignitaries.
Almheiri said the collaboration is “should we strive to improve our collective food security on a sustainable basis, which will also contribute to the fight against climate change. This can be achieved through the adoption of innovative technologies and solutions throughout the food value chain.”
As part of the UAE Year of Sustainable Development, in light of COP28, which will be held later this year, she said the UAE aims to accelerate efforts to adopt modern agricultural and nutritional solutions at the local and global levels.
“Transforming food systems by reducing emissions from traditional agriculture and food systems has become a self-evident for ensuring sustainable food supplies and combating climate change. Not only do we play a key role as a regional hub for food trade, but we are committed to strengthening Islamic The meeting organizes cooperation and capacity building among countries to improve the capacity of member countries in terms of food security and climate change.”
Although more than 25% of the world’s consumers come from OIC countries and around 15% of the $8 trillion will be spent on food in 2021, there is still a huge deficit in export trade because many of these dependencies come from non-OIC countries National staple food.
The new headquarters was established under the Dubai Association Center at One Central.
Professor Yerlan A. Baidaulet, Director General of IOFS and Chairman of IFPA, said: “Dubai is a center for trade, especially for the food industry, and we intend to support the OIC internal market and respond to the
Saleh Lootah, CEO of IFPA and Chairman of UAE’s F&B Manufacturing Group, said: “As the world grapples with the challenges of a rapidly changing global food landscape, IFPA’s headquarters in the UAE is the epicenter of food safety, sending a powerful message of solidarity and cooperation .
Under the guidance of IOFS, we will strive to create synergies among OIC food sectors to facilitate intra-OIC trade and ensure food security for all members and the international community. By pooling resources and expertise, international food producers can realize their full potential and ensure the production and distribution of safe, high-quality halal food that meets the needs of global consumers. “