Meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers

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  • September 20, 2021
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Meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers

Part of: GS-Prelims 

Context: Agriculture is contributing to the three biggest challenges of the 21st century – achieving food security, adapting to climate change and mitigating climate change. Important resources like water, energy and land are depleting rapidly. There is a need for sustainability in agriculture along with increasing production and income simultaneously, adapting to climate change by balancing crop, livestock, fisheries and agroforestry systems, increasing resource efficiency, protecting the environment and maintaining ecosystem services.

Agricultural research 

  • Has played an important role in tackling the problem of food security, improving the income of farmers and agriculturists and sustainable use of natural resources for the subsistence of the people. 
  • Research contributes significantly to the three aspects of food security – availability, access and affordability.
  • Integrated research efforts can develop a package of techniques and methodologies for improving soil productivity, water management for storage, expansion and efficiency

Efforts by India

Presidency of G20: Italy

News Source: PIB

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