Agriculture plays an important role in OIC economies in terms of employment, production, and therefore development. The OIC Member States, as a group, are well-endowed with potential agricultural resources and account for a significant share of global agricultural production. However, while some countries benefit from the new technological improvements and mechanical capabilities in agriculture, other countries experience extreme hunger and poverty and still face problems of efficiency in the agricultural sector due to the lack of useful and efficient agricultural techniques. Against this backdrop, SESRIC initiated the Agriculture and Food Security Capacity Building Programme (Agri-CaB) in 2011 in order to contribute to the efforts of the OIC Member States in achieving sustainable agricultural development and food security.

The Programme is expected to enhance the capacities of the relevant national institutions in the OIC Member States in a wide range of areas such as efficient techniques of land, water and livestock management, fisheries and aquaculture and food security. In addition, it serves as a platform where best practices and experiences can be shared and exchanged.

Questionnaire and Terms of Reference (ToR) Files

SESRIC urges all national institutions in the OIC Member States responsible for agricultural development to participate in the Agriculture and Food Security Capacity Building Programme (Agri-CaB). The valuable participation of the national institutions will help SESRIC to effectively plan and implement capacity building training activities which will play an important role in the improvement of human capital in the OIC Member States.

The national institutions in the OIC Member States responsible for agricultural development are highly welcomed to download the related questionnaire, available in the three official languages of the OIC, from the links below:

►   Download the Questionnaire (English) (Arabic) (French)

The Terms of Reference need to be completed by the beneficiary institutions of the OIC Member States in order to identify the exact scope of the requested capacity building activities. The files can be downloaded from the links below:

►   Terms of Reference for Training Courses (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Training Workshops (English) (Arabic) (French)
►   Terms of Reference for Study Visits (English) (Arabic) (French)

Register as an Expert

If you wish to be included in the Roster of Experts of the SESRIC Capacity Building Programmes (ROSCAB), please complete and submit the online registration form.

Please Click Here to access the ROSCAB registration page.

Main Subjects
Land Management Water Management Seed Development
Crop Cultivation Agricultural Combat Crop Harvesting
Transport and Marketing Storage Facilities Producer Organisation
Food Safety Livestock Management Fisheries and Aquaculture
Use of Geographical Information Systems in Agriculture Environment and Climate Changes Rural Development


Implemented Activities
Venue Date Information
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 09 July 2024 Webinar on 'Digitalisation in Food Security and Agriculture'
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 12 June 2024 Webinar on ‘Addressing Risks & Prevention Measures of Livestock Sector’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 14-15 May 2024 Training Course on ‘Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 23-25 August 2022 Training Course on ‘Enhancing Food Security through Efficient Irrigation Systems’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 10-12 August 2021 Training Course on ‘Food Waste Reduction’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 19-21 May 2021 Training Course on ‘Developing Livestock Production and Animal Husbandry to Foster Food Security’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara Türkiye 10-14 August 2020 Training Course on 'Food Safety Analysis'
Mersin Türkiye 22-26 April 2019 Training Course on Design and Engineering of Cold Storage and Hydroponic Greenhouses
Kampala Uganda 12-14 March 2019 Technical Mission on Investigation of Vegetable Growing Techniques in Uganda
Antalya Türkiye 03-07 December 2018 Study Visit on 'Sustainable Aquaculture in OIC Countries'
Muğla and Izmir Türkiye 30 May - 03 June 2016 Study Visit on ‘Development of Sustainable Aquaculture for OIC Countries’
Bademli-Izmir Türkiye 30 May - 02 June 2016 Theoretical and Practical Training Course on ‘Plant Tissue Culture Technology Transfer’
Adana Türkiye 14-18 March 2016 Theoretical and Practical Training Course on ‘Greenhouse Farming’
Baku Azerbaijan 09-10 December 2015 Training Course on ‘Seed Development: Biotechnology Studies’
Kabul Afghanistan 06-07 December 2015 Training Course on ‘Water Management: Using Modern Irrigation Facilities’
Kampala Uganda 16-17 September 2015 Training Course on ‘‘Green House Farming’’
Mogadishu Somalia 23-27 August 2015 Training Course on ‘‘Poverty Reduction Through Small-scale Fisheries’’
Ankara Türkiye 01-03 December 2014 Workshop on Capacity Building on Value Chain Analysis for Agri-Business for OIC Countries
Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei 26-27 June 2013 Training Course on 'Livestock Management: Breeding Cattle Raising and Improvement' in Brunei
Doha Qatar 04-06 June 2013 Training Programme on 'Breeding and Improving Wheat Plants to Increase the Productivity' in Qatar
Izmir Türkiye 21-23 May 2013 Training Programme for Agricultural Extension Experts in OIC Member States
Beirut Lebanon 04-06 February 2013 Training Course on ‘Land Management: Soil Analysis and Mapping’ in Lebanon
Mogadishu Somalia 02-04 February 2013 Current Status and Future Perspectives of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Somalia
Khartoum Sudan 29-31 January 2013 Training Course on ‘Crop Cultivation: Cultivation of Arable Crops’ in Sudan
Nouakchott Mauritania 05-10 May 2012 Food and Life Safety Support Programme in Mauritania