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Chandigarh to host second Agricultural Deputies Meeting of G20

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- March 29th 2023 01:12 AM
Chandigarh to host second Agricultural Deputies Meeting of G20

Chandigarh to host second Agricultural Deputies Meeting of G20

Chandigarh (Punjab), March 28: The second Agricultural Deputies Meeting of the Agricultural Working Group (AWG) of the G20 is slated to begin on Wednesday. The G20 event will take place from March 29 to 31 in Chandigarh.

Delegates from 19 member countries, 10 invited countries, and 10 international organisations will attend the event. 

"The second Agricultural Deputies Meeting of AWG is an important platform for countries to come together and discuss ways to ensure sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition", Ritesh, joint secretary (IC), Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, said.

"We are honoured to host the event in Chandigarh and look forward to fruitful discussions," he added.

Rajinder Chaudhry, additional director general of PIB Chandigarh, further added, "The AMIS Rapid Response Forum, which will be held on the first day of the meeting, is an important initiative to address the food market situation and identify capacity building needs. We hope that this forum will provide a vision for the future progress of the initiative."

During the meeting's second and third days, member countries will focus on drafting the communique, which will discuss four thematic areas: food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture with a climate-smart approach, inclusive agricultural value chains and food systems, and digitisation for agricultural transformation.

Aside from the discussions, attendees will be able to explore Chandigarh's rich cultural legacy with a visit to the Rock Garden Food Festival, an excursion to Sukhna Lake, followed by a gala dinner, and a visit to Yadavindra Gardens at Pinjore.

The event promises to bring countries together to strive towards a more sustainable future for agricultural and food security.

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