SESRIC


Second Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
 
Date : 14-15 November 2017 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organised the Second Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda on 14-15 November 2017 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. 25 participants from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and Ministries of Agriculture of 10 OIC member countries including  Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Iraq, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Sudan and 5 international organisations including FAO Statistics Division, FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAO-SEC), Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-STAT), Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) and SESRIC attended the Workshop.

The Workshop is a continuation of the Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda that was held on 22-23 February 2017 in Ankara, Turkey.

In his Welcome Speech, H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General of SESRIC, stated that food is one of the fundamental human rights. He went on to say that OIC allocated an extensive focus on agriculture and food security by organising seven ministerial conferences between 1981 and 2016 to strengthen the cooperation and foster development in agriculture and food security in OIC countries. He also underlined that the recently established Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) is a materialisation of these efforts at the OIC level. Amb. KULAKLIKAYA pointed out that the OIC countries should exert more efforts in strengthening their statistical capacities by establishing linkages with international and regional organisations in order to produce high quality access to food data which will lead to better tracking of progress and guiding interventions to fight food insecurity and malnutrition.

The objective of the Workshop was to develop capacities of officials of the selected NSOs of OIC member countries to advocate with national government leaders for the inclusion of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) and food consumption modules in national surveys for monitoring SDG target 2.1.

During the Workshop, the participants were informed both about the Prevalence of Undernourishment (POU) and the FIES methodologies, as well as the steps to implement them and the relevance of the information they provide for food security policy. The participants listened to the country experiences on conducting nationwide household surveys and governing food security data, and the challenges they face vis-à-vis during the relevant household surveys. The Workshop also included a data analysis session in which the participants found the opportunity to carry out analysis on FIES data.

Documents

Opening Session

  • Welcome Speech of H.E. Amb. Musa KULAKLIKAYA, Director General, SESRIC (English)

Presentations

  • State of Food Security in OIC Member Countries, SESRIC (English)
  • FAO Working Together with Countries for Monitoring SDG 2, FAO (English)
  • Food Insecurity Experience Scale, FAO (English)
  • Food Security Measurement in the Context of the SDG Monitoring Framework, FAO (English)
  • FAO Innovations in Survey Methods for Estimating Comparable Rates of the Prevalence of Food Insecurity Worldwide, FAO (English)
  • Country Experience Presentation, Cote d’Ivoire (French)
  • Country Experience Presentation, Egypt (English)
  • Country Experience Presentation, Iraq (Arabic)
  • Country Experience Presentation, Mali (French)
  • Country Experience Presentation, Niger (French)
  • Country Experience Presentation, Sudan (Arabic)
  • Islamic Organisation for Food Security, IOFS (English)

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