The 18th Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group was held on May 16th, 2022, in a virtual-only format with the theme of “Transforming Food Systems after COVID-19: Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems in the OIC Member Countries”.

The representatives of 12 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Agriculture Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the IFAD, SESRIC, Islamic Development Bank, Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) and COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO).

Representatives of the Member States and international institutions have shared their experiences and best practice examples about the role of agricultural knowledge and information systems in transforming food systems in the face of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants have also listened to the preliminary findings of the research report which is being prepared specifically on the theme of the Meeting. The final version of the report will be submitted to the 19th Meeting of the Working Group to be held in October, 2022.

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