Three-day G20 Agriculture Ministerial meeting kickstarts in Hyderabad
The three-day G 20 Agriculture Working Group Ministerial Meeting began in Hyderabad on Thursday. The event is being attended by more than 200 delegates from G20 member countries
HYDERABAD: The three-day G 20 Agriculture Working Group (AWG) Ministerial Meeting began in Hyderabad on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The event is being attended by more than 200 delegates from G20 member countries, invited countries and international organizations.
The event was graced by agriculture ministers from various countries and the director generals from international organizations.
On Thursday, the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary inaugurated an exhibition showcasing the achievements of India in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. The inauguration was followed by Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM).
In the second half there were two side events titled, “Managing Agribusiness for Profit, People and Planet” and “Connecting the Digitally Disconnected: Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies in Agriculture” with participation from top Indian agriculture-based companies and start-ups and central and state government agencies involved in the promotion of agri-business companies.
On Friday the meeting will begin with the Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, welcoming the ministers and other heads of the delegation participating in the G20 meeting. The ministerial engagements on the day will include discussions on “Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security and Nutrition” and High-level Ministerial discussions on women-led agriculture, sustainable biodiversity, and climate solutions, in three parallel sessions.
On Saturday the meeting will conclude with the adoption of the outcomes of the Agriculture Working Group, G20, Indian Presidency. The delegation will then proceed for a technical excursion to ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Hyderabad.