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#G20AMM2023: Agriculture Working Group Gathers in Hyderabad for Ministerial Meeting

Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary, inaugurated an agriculture-based exhibition on the first day of the #G20 meeting held at HICC, Novotel, Hyderabad.

Yash Saxena
#G20AMM2023:  Agriculture Working Group  Gathers in Hyderabad for Ministerial Meeting (Source Twitter @PIBHyderabad)
#G20AMM2023: Agriculture Working Group Gathers in Hyderabad for Ministerial Meeting (Source Twitter @PIBHyderabad)

G20AMM2023: The city of Hyderabad is abuzz with anticipation as it is hosting the three-day ministerial meeting of the Agriculture Working Group (AWG) from June 15 to 17, 2023. More than 200 delegates from G20 member countries, invited nations, and international organizations are set to attend this prestigious event. Dignitaries, including agriculture ministers from various countries and director generals from international organizations, will grace the occasion with their presence.

The ministerial meeting aims to address key challenges and explore opportunities in the field of agriculture. The event kicked off with the grand inauguration of an exhibition highlighting India's remarkable achievements in agriculture and allied sectors. The Minister of State, MoA&FW, Kailash Choudhary, inaugurated the exhibition and showcased India's innovative practices and advancements in agricultural technology.

Following the inauguration, the Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM) took place, which brought together top officials to discuss crucial matters pertaining to agriculture. During the second half of the day, two side events were scheduled: "Managing Agribusiness for Profit, People, and Planet" and "Connecting the Digitally Disconnected: Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies in Agriculture." These events provided a platform for Indian agriculture-based companies, start-ups, and government agencies involved in agri-business promotion to share their insights and experiences.

On the second day, Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, will extend a warm welcome to the ministers and heads of delegation attending the G20 meeting. The day's agenda includes discussions on "Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security and Nutrition" and a High-level ministerial discussion on women-led agriculture, sustainable biodiversity, and climate solutions. These parallel sessions aim to foster dialogue and collaboration on crucial issues affecting global agriculture.

The concluding day of the ministerial meeting will see the adoption of the outcomes of the Agriculture Working Group, G20, Indian Presidency. This milestone marks the culmination of fruitful discussions and the formulation of key strategies to address challenges and enhance agricultural practices worldwide. As a part of the closing ceremonies, the delegation will embark on a technical excursion to the ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) in Hyderabad. This visit will provide an opportunity for delegates to witness cutting-edge research and innovation in millet cultivation and processing.

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