G20 Agri Ministers Meet adopts Outcome Document

the The meeting of the G20 Agriculture Ministers for three dayswhich concluded here on Saturday, adopted the “Conclusions Document and Chair’s Summary”, which includes high-level decane principles and the International Millet and Other Ancient Grains Research Initiative.

“The Deccan High-Level Principles demonstrated the collective responsibility of the G20 in enhancing and complementing efforts across geographies in response to global food security crises by facilitating humanitarian assistance,” according to the document.

“This assistance will be provided to countries and populations in fragile situations, enhancing the availability of and access to nutritious food,” she added.

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The document also called for the promotion of cooperative policies and actions for climate-resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, said: “India’s aim was to consult developing countries not represented in the G20 about their development priorities and what they expected India to achieve through its presidency. The idea was to ensure that developing countries felt better involved in the G20 process Twenty, so the G20 can achieve better results in promoting “people-centered development”.

Four priority areas

Addressing the gathering on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted the G20 meeting to promote agricultural diversification and social security systems to enhance food security and nutrition. He also wanted countries to focus on financing climate-friendly technologies and adopting a climate-smart approach to sustainable agricultural production.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting

Ramesh Chand Member Niti Aayoggave a presentation on “Global Food Security and Nutrition”, highlighting the challenges faced by the agriculture sector.