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Three-day G-20 Agriculture Working Group meeting begins with enthusiasm

Hyderabad 15/6/23;The 3-day meeting of the Agriculture Ministers under the Agriculture Working Group (AWG) of the G-20 began today in Hyderabad. More than 200 delegates from member countries, invited countries and international organizations are participating in the meeting. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a press conference said that agriculture priority sectors are being discussed in the meeting. These areas form the basis of this year’s Agriculture Working Group. Shri Tomar said that India has full commitment towards food security and nutrition under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, policies have been made accordingly and its successful implementation is also being ensured.

Union Minister Shri Tomar said that this time the chairmanship of G-20 is the responsibility of India under the able leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Under this, the Agriculture Working Group meeting is being organized in Hyderabad during 15-17 June 2023. Shri Tomar said that the priority areas of the Agriculture Working Group are-(a) Food security and nutrition with a focus on improving social protection systems to promote agro-diversification and enhance food security. (b) second, sustainable agriculture and financing green and climate resilient agriculture with a climate smart approach focused on climate resilient technologies and farming system models for sustainable agricultural production.(c) Third, strengthening infrastructure for small and marginal farmers, women and youth, sharing technology and  investment and through increasing economic opportunities inclusive agricultural value chains and food systems to enhance the resilience and efficiency of value chains (d) Fourth, digitalization for agricultural transformation with emphasis on standardized agricultural data platforms as digital public goods and leveraging new-emerging digital technologies to transform the agri-food sector. These are being discussed in different sessions of the meeting

Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Kailash Chowdhary, Sushri Shobha Karandlaje and Union Agriculture Secretary Shri Manoj Ahuja were also present in the press conference.

The Agriculture Working Group (AWG) Ministerial Meeting of G20 began in Hyderabad today, June 15. More than 200 delegates from G20 member countries, invited countries and international organizations, including Ministers and Director Generals attended the meeting.

The first day of the three-day G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting began with the inauguration of an exhibition by Hon’ble Minister of State, MoA&FW, Shri Kailash Choudhary. The exhibitors displayed their achievements in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

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