G-20 Virtual Meeting of Agriculture Ministers Saudi Video confereence was organized where they talked about presidency farmers livelihood status through Sustainability of food supply chain. Union Agricuture Minister Narendra Tomar participated in a virtual meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers on Tuesday to address the issue of Covid-19 impacts on food security, safety and nutrition
He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been at the forefront of supporting countries to tide over this crisis in various ways and that agriculture will not lag behind.
He also informed them about the protocols developed by India to use drones for spraying of pesticides for timely control of dessert locusts and appealed to the G-20 member countries to work in tandem and come up with an action plan for trans-boundary pest and diseases to safeguard agricultural crops. He also appealed to G-20 member countries to share knowledge and best practices to reduce the ill-effects of climate change that could affect agriculture and livelihoods of farmers.
Mr Shekhawat said, technology plays a critical role in the prevailing pandemic situation and applauded India’s IT expertise which it shares with the whole world. Stating that agriculture is a high priority sector for India, Mr Parshottam Rupala mentioned the policy measures taken by the government to ensure food security. He also reiterated India’s resolve to work together in collaboration to enhance productivity, sustainable use of natural resources, development of agriculture value chain and promotion of trade for the benefit of people.
The G-20 nations resolved to have international cooperation in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic, to avoid food wastage and losses, and maintain the continuity of food supply value chain across borders.