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G20 Agriculture Ministers discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global agribusiness

  • 23 Apr 11:56

The G20 ministerial video conference was focused on the effects of the coronavirus spread on the global agro-industrial complex. Russia was represented by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin. According to him, the pandemic poses serious challenges for the global economy, and therefore for the agrisector. The current situation presupposes close attention and hard work to mitigate potential food security risks. “We believe that such conditions urge keeping the established supply chains of key food products. It is also necessary to avoid volatility and food market price speculations,” Sergey Levin emphasizes. Another important aspect is the. Read more...

G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability

  • 22 May 09:34

Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste. Following the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers in Turkey, the ministers said that the pressures on natural resources and biodiversity and the impacts of climate change have produced a need for a rise in productivity while at the same time moving towards food systems that are more sustainable. In a communique unanimously agreed at the meeting last week, the ministers said that that responsible investment in sustainable and resilient food systems should raise productivity to expand food supplies and increase incomes and quality. Read more...