Food Security Ecosystem
Almukarramah has devised a comprehensive ecosystem to address food security challenges in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries. This ecosystem addresses critical problems such as technological obsolescence, inefficient distribution, limited market access, trade imbalances, climate change risks, and dependence on imports.
The Big Picture In Numbers
Trade Deficit
OIC countries are grappling with a substantial trade deficit caused by higher food imports ($200 billion) compared to exports ($133 billion). This has far-reaching economic implications, affecting both fiscal stability and food security.
In OIC Countries
The staggering $300 billion worth of food waste within the OIC countries is a direct threat to food security. Wasted resources, energy, and effort exacerbate the trade imbalance and hinder economic growth.
Reliance on Hand-tools
A staggering 75% of farmers in OIC countries still use hand tools, highlighting a significant technological gap and the need for modernization in the agricultural sector.
Key Trends Across OIC Countries
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries are facing critical challenges in ensuring food security, trade balance, and economic growth. To address these challenges comprehensively and promote sustainable development, there is a compelling need to establish a new ecosystem for food security within the OIC countries.
Despite being top agricultural producers, OIC countries heavily rely on food imports, making them vulnerable to supply disruptions and price fluctuations.
Reliance on Imports
OIC Countries have food supply for 74 days only. Our food security ecosystem addresses our goal, and meaningful ways to enhance food security, through capacity building.
OIC country farmers face restricted access to both local and global markets, leading to lower crop prices and dependency on intermediaries. It is an important goal for us to get full dollar value to the farmer by challenging roadblocks.
Full Dollar To Farmer
Enhance Food Security
Food Security Ecosystem to address the gaps in OIC Countries
The ecosystem's core pillars include Model Support Centers (MSCs) for modernizing agricultural practices, Industry Development to stimulate entrepreneurship and reduce wastage, Capacity Building to empower farmers and eliminate intermediaries, Resource Mobilization to enhance access to markets, technology, and finance, and Intra-Trade Promotion to foster equitable trade relationships. Additionally, the ecosystem promotes climate-smart agriculture, investment in research and development, and strengthening agri-infrastructure to address environmental risks and political instability.
Model Support Centers
At the Model Support Center (CAIC), they cultivate innovation by setting up Centers of Excellence, enabling effective agri-planning and monitoring, promoting Climate Smart Agriculture, and sharing International Best Practices for sustainable food security.
Industrial Development
Industry Development thrives on Product Innovation, Strategic Branding, Efficient Processing, Premium Quality, and Precision Assurance, sculpting a robust food ecosystem.
Capacity Building
Capacity Building in food security refers to creating Distribution Hubs, Special Agri Zones, Cooperative Stores, Farmers' Markets, and Meat Hubs to strengthen our agricultural resilience.
Resource Mobilization
Resource Mobilization fuels food security by granting farmers Access to local and global markets, Finance, Technology, and R&D, empowering them to cultivate sustainable growth
Intra-trade brings stability through Price Stability, empowering farmers with Contractual Farming, fostering balanced Trade Agreements, and amplifying impact through effective Lobbying & Advocacy, ensuring food security for all.
Food Security Ecosystem (M.I.C.R.I)
A New Era: Agri-Public Private Partnerships (Ag-PPP)
A new paradigm is to use Agricultural Public Private Partnership (Ag-PPP) to achieve wider and sustainable impacts, The main goal of PPPs is to leverage the strengths and resources of each partner to achieve sustainable and inclusive Agri growth.
PPPs can help to mitigate risk in agriculture by leveraging the strengths and resources of different partners and stakeholders.
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