The G-20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting was held through Video Conferencing. The meeting was held on the issue of COVID-19 as well as its impact on food security, safety and nutrition. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar participated in the Extraordinary virtual meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers organised under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.
The Extraordinary virtual meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers was organized to deliberate on the measures in order to ensure continuity of food supply value chain including livelihood of farmers. During the virtual meet, G-20 agriculture ministers declaration was accepted and resolution was taken by the countries to have international cooperation in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic. They also agreed to avoid food wastages and losses as well as maintain the continuity of food supply value chain across borders.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for international economic cooperation which brings together the leaders of both developed and developing countries from every continent.
- The members of the G20 group are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU).