Turkmenistan is concerned about food security and cooperation with the UN in this area

At a Cabinet meeting on July 29, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov reported on cooperation with specialized international organizations in the field of ensuring food security, the state information agency TDH reports .

These organizations include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Food Program (WFP).

To expand participation in the activities of these structures, Meredov suggested:

• accession of Turkmenistan to the membership of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and obtaining observer status in the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), which are, respectively, specialized agencies of the UN and the OIC;

• strengthen cooperation with FAO to develop, with the assistance of specialists from this organization, technical cooperation projects focused on the digitalization of agriculture;

• Organize an International Conference on Food Security in October 2022.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov said that Turkmenistan takes an active and responsible position in developing solutions to the urgent problems of our time, including ensuring food security .

According to him, as a result of the effective measures taken in the country, food abundance is ensured , the range of high-quality food products produced by domestic producers is expanding.

The head of state approved the proposals of Rashid Meredov and instructed him to continue work in this direction.

As Chronicles of Turkmenistan and other independent media regularly report, despite government assurances of food abundance, Turkmenistan lacks basic foodstuffs: flour, vegetable oil, eggs and chicken meat.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan