G20 Agriculture Ministers to meet in Hyderabad today

A three-day meeting of the G20 Agriculture Ministers will begin Hyderabad later today. The meeting will discuss various issues related to sustainable agriculture, climate smart agriculture, food security, nutrition, inclusive agricultural value chains, food systems, and digitization for agricultural transformation.

“The Agriculture Ministerial Meeting (AMM) will see world leaders exchange ideas to address opportunities in sustainable agriculture,” said a senior official.

About 200 representatives from G20 countries and other countries will attend the conference.

“The meeting will discuss the Maharshi (Shri Anna) program of the center, which seeks to promote the production and consumption of millet,” the official added.

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An exhibition will be organized to showcase the achievements of various ministries of the center, private organisations, Government of Telangana and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, is scheduled to address a press conference later today.

Agri Business for profit

The inaugural day will feature sessions on ‘Running Agribusiness for Profit: People and Planet’ and ‘Connecting the Digitally Disconnected: Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies in Agriculture’.

The second day will see discussions on “Sustainable Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security”, Women-led Agriculture, Sustainable Biodiversity and Climate Solutions.

On the last day, the meeting of ministers will conclude with the adoption of the outcomes of the Agricultural Working Group of the Indian G20 Presidency. The delegates will visit ICAR’s Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR) at Rajendranagar near Hyderabad.