Saudi Arabia organizes G-20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meet

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.

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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.

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  • 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. ​
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