G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting

G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting

The G-20 countries have adopted an agreed outcome document for the first time. The title of this document is: “Outcome Documents and Chairs Summary“.

Four priority sectors have been outlined in this meeting.

  1. Promoting agricultural diversification and improving social protection systems to enhance food security and nutrition.
  2. Financing climate-resilient technologies for sustainable agricultural production.
  3. Promoting inclusive growth through resilient agricultural supply chains.
  4. Emphasis on digitization of agriculture sector and standardization of agricultural data platforms.

Two major components in the Outcome Document –

Deccan High Level Principles:

These principles have demonstrated the G20 collective responsibility to:

  • In dealing with global food security crises;
  • providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable countries and populations;
  • strengthening food security systems and providing access to nutritious food;
  • Focusing on climate smart and climate resilient agriculture supply chains etc.

INTERNATIONAL MILLETS AND OTHER ANCIENT FOODS RESEARCH INITIATIVE (MAHARISHI):

  • The objective of this initiative is to advance research collaboration and create awareness about millets and other ancient cereals, in the International Year of Millets, 2023 and beyond. It may be noted that the United Nations General Assembly has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Nutritious Cereals.
  • In this meeting, India proposed that the African Union should be granted full membership of the G20 at the upcoming Delhi summit. The African Union is made up of 55 member states. It represents all the countries of the African continent. It has permanent observer status in the United Nations General Assembly.

Source – PIB

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