Agriculture and Food Security>>Animal Feed

Agriculture provides the basis of subsistence for the population by production of food and raw materials. This sector constitute a large share of national output and employs a majority of the labor force in most developing countries. However, in recent times, Agriculture has experienced a number of severe shocks with record high oil prices, commodity price spikes, food security fears and resultant trade restrictions, not to mention the most serious global economic downturn since the 1930s. The greatest impact has been on the poor, especially in developing countries, with the world’s hungry now estimated at over 1 billion people. Fortunately, Agriculture has shown remarkable resilience with strong supply response to high prices and with continuing, albeit dampened, demands growth during the crisis.

In addressing this situation, D-8 Ministers of Agriculture Meeting on Food Security was held on 25-27 February 2009 in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia. During the fruitful meeting, all the delegations adopted Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Address Food Security in D-8 Countries to face the challenges of global food crisis. The KL initiative identified three priority projects to be implemented among D-8 countries. The three projects are:

1.The productivity and supply of quality fertilizers
2.The productivity and supply of quality animal feeds
3.The creation of seed banks to supply quality seeds

The meeting also acknowledges the importance of information gathering among D-8 countries and agreed on the establishment of a market information service system in D-8 countries be initiated on animal feed, seed banks and fertilizers. The D-8 Ministers agreed that it is important to address the issues of standards and trade issues separately as it encompass all the three subject matters. Within this line, the meeting agreed to appoint prime movers to implement the initiatives as follows: 

1.Seed bank : Turkey & Iran
2.Animal Feed : Malaysia & Indonesia
3.Fertilizers : Egypt
4.Standards & Trade Issues : Iran & Turkey
5.Marine and Fisheries : Indonesia

This meeting was followed up by the 2nd D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security, which was held on 18th May 2011 in Tehran, Iran, during which the Ministers reiterated commitments made and goals set in the framework of the 6th D-8 Summit Meetings in Kuala Lumpur, 2008, the D-8 Roadmap for Economic Cooperation in the “Second Decade of Cooperation”, “Kuala Lumpur Initiatives to Ensure Food Security”, as well as the previous ministerial meetings, and emphasized that more focus needs to be given to formulation and implementation of concrete projects and activities to translate those goals into collective action by D-8 Group.

One of D-8 achievement in Food Security cooperation is the MoUs between OIC and D8, and D-8 and ECO, to Activate Joint Economic Cooperation. The MoU seeks to encourage the development of joint programs and projects in all sectors, especially in trade, agriculture and tourism, through utilization of the human and material resources of both organizations as well as poised to exchange experiences and expertise to ensure the speedy implementation of their various economic development programs.

Another progress that D-8 have been developing in the food security cooperation is the institutional development of these working groups, which a prime mover as a coordinator, with a permanent secretariat to follow-up, evaluate and implement the program and the activities. Also, in every meeting, these working groups will also inviting the participation of private sectors. Considering the interest of Member Countries to issues related to this area, agriculture is one the most promising areas of cooperation in D-8.  

The 3rd D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security and the Working Groups was held in Mataram, Indonesia, on 3-5 October 2012. 

The 4th Agriculture Ministerial Meeting on Food Security was held on 4-6 December 2013 in Nigeria.

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Subsequent to the KL Initiative, in the Animal Feed sub-sector, several meetings have been held by D-8 Organization as follows:

1)The 1stMeeting of D-8 Working Group on Animal Feed (WGAF) - Surabaya, Indonesia, on 7-8 October 2009.

The Meeting was aimed to follow up animal feed initiative as  agreed at the D-8 Ministerial Meeting on Food Security held in February 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. The Ministerial Meeting appointed Indonesia and Malaysia as prime movers of the D-8 initiatives on Animal Feed. The main objective of this meeting is to enhance the cooperation between the public and private sectors of the D-8 member countries in animal feed, including R & D, exchange of information and  boosting animal feed production. 
Malaysia introduced the draft of the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the WGAF to the meeting. The draft, prepared by the prime movers at their meeting in Lombok, Indonesia on 8 May 2009,  was discussed at length, mainly on the outcome and the role of the secretariat in supporting the works of the WGAF.

The prime mover Indonesia expressed its readiness to become the coordinator of activities decided by the WGAF in achieving the objectives of the D-8 cooperation in Animal Feed. The time frame of the coordinating role will last for two years after which other member country may continue to lead.

2) The 2nd Working Group Meeting on Animal Feed, 16 May 2011, Tehran – Iran.
The following decision were made:
Each country has to introduce its own focal point to Indonesia, as prime-mover.
to proceed the following issues and prepare the action plans for:
  1. R&D cooperation
  2. Training
  3. Research on local feed raw materials
  4. Research on green fodders
  5. Establishing the working group website and its content

The meeting also accepted several new projects, namely:

to enhance the sugar cane by-products (pit, bagasse..) as buffalo feed (Iran)
to enhance the use of minerals/vitamins supplements for rural/nomadic animal production system (Iran)
to establish a union (consortium) for trade and production of animal feed between D-8 private/cooperative sectors (Iran)
to improve the quality of PKC (Palm Kernel Cake) and rice bran as non-ruminant feed (Malaysia & Indonesia)

3)The 3rd Meeting of D-8 Working Group on Animal Feed 3 October 2012, West Nusa Tenggara-Indonesia

Concerning the 3 (three) proposed projects by Iran, as stated in  the report of the 2nd D-8 Working Group Meeting on Animal Feed were considered and agreed the projects to be introduced through AFIC website for consideration of member countries in order to be decided in the next working group meeting

Regarding to the project of “Establishment a union (consortium) for trade and production of animal feed between D8 private/ coop sectors”, the Meeting agreed to encourage private sector of each country to participate and advertise for trade and production of animal feed on website of AFIC.

The Meeting agreed to make three Technical Working Groups for joint research on Palm Kernel Cake, RiceBran and Cassava. The member of the Technical Working Group from each country should consist of Technical and Research Institutions. The Meeting agreed that member countries for each Technical Working Groups are:
a. Technical Working Group on Cassava
   -Nigeria (leader), Iran and Indonesia

b. Technical Working Group on Rice Bran
   -Indonesia (leader), Bangladesh and Nigeria

c. Technical Working Group on Palm Kernel Cake
   -Malaysia (leader), Indonesia, and Nigeria

New Projects 

The meeting discussed the new projects proposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran and agreed to adopt one of the new project namely Silage production in 35-50kg capacity portable sacks in villages to be conducted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and Nigeria.

The meeting agreed for execution of the projects a fund is required.Therefore, according to the Decision made in the Summit Meeting in Nigeria in the year 2010, D-8 Joint Investment Fund (JIF) is agreed to be established. Therefore, the representative of The Islamic Republic of Iran proposed that the solution is to follow up the D-8 JIF establishment and seek the support of their Senior Officials in this regard, by SOM and respective Agricultural Ministers.


WG on Animal Feed

Mr. Md. Ubaidul Haque
Senior Assistant Chief - Planning Division
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dhaka
Tel. +88 02 716 2165
Mobile. +88-01199074310

Dr. Khan Shahidul Huque
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Savar, Dhaka
Tel. +88-02-7791676
Mobile. +88-01552376788

Dr. Nathuram Sarker
Senior Scientific Officer 
Animal Production Research Division
Savar, Dhaka
Tel. +88-02-7791687
Mobile. +88-01711733119

Dr. Mahmoud Eltahan 
Director of Central Laboratory for Food and Animal Food

Mr. Mursyid Ma’sum
Director of Livestock
Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services
Ministry of Agriculture
Telp/fax: (+62-21) 7815686

Mrs. Triastuti Andajani
Head of Department
Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services
Ministry of Agriculture
Telp/fax: (+62-21) 7815686

Nr. Maradoli Hutasuhut
Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services
Ministry of Agriculture
Telp/fax: (+62-21) 7815686

Mr. Azizalah Shabani
Head of Animal Feed Department
Ministry of Agriculture
Mobile: +98 9121482821
Tel: +98 21 64583901-2
Fax: +98 21 88942013 

Ms. Masturi Binti Mahmud
Department of Veterinary, Malaysia

Mr. Joseph Nyager
Federal Ministry of Agriculture


Dr. Gökalp Aydın
Head of Department
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
Phone: +90 312 258 7601
Fax: +90 312 256 7677

-2nd Working Group Meeting on  Animal Feed (16 May 2011, Tehran-Iran)-Held

-3rd Working Group Meeting on  Animal Feed (3 October 2012, West Nusa Tenggara-Indonesia)-Held

-5th Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security (15-17 October 2014, Istanbul-Turkey) - Confirmed