The second Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) high-level forum on food security has stressed climate-smart agriculture (CSA) to mitigate environmental impacts with a number of other innovations to ensure food security in member countries.
CSA is an approach that helps guide actions to transform agri-food systems towards green and climate-resilient practices. It supports reaching internationally agreed goals such as the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The forum, which was hosted by Qatar from October 1 to 3, issued a communiqué at the conclusion.
The communiqué stressed the importance of developing agricultural practices by adopting advanced technologies and innovations to address food security issues, which include good food, climate-smart agriculture, precision agriculture, digital agriculture, remote sensing, organic, vertical, hydroponic agriculture, and other innovations.
It also emphasized the importance of technologies related to water management and climate-smart agriculture, especially in the OIC member countries, as well as the transformative potential of digital platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for precision agriculture, enabling efficient use of water and leading to improved crop yields.
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