Briefly: IFAD President to advocate for small-scale farmers and rural communities at G20 meet

The G20 Agriculture Ministers meeting to be held in Hyderabad from June 15-17 will be attended by Alvaro Lario, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). According to IFAD, Lario will share the Fund’s development vision with G20 leaders and advocate investing in rural communities as the most cost-effective way to improve global food security and support global stability.

While in India, he will also meet Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. India is an important partner for the Fund, and the Fund has worked in and with India for more than 40 years.

The author is trained in business.