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The first meeting of agricultural experts for the G20 was held

In the context of the meetings of the Italian presidency

As part of the meetings of the Italian G20 presidency, the first Agriculture Deputies Meeting, organized by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, was held via video conference on 19 and 20 April. During the meeting, the reports prepared by FAO and OECD on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda objectives and on the Food Coalition introduced by Máximo Torero, Chief Economist of FAO, and on resilience in agriculture introduced by Guillaume Gruère, Senior Policy Analist, were presented. of the OECD.

The delegations of the G20 countries expressed their support for the priorities promoted by the Italian presidency. Among the international guests, in addition to the members of the G20 and the OOII, Agnes Kalibata, special correspondent of the United Nations for the Food System Summit (UNFSS) of 2021, participated on the first day of the meeting, who illustrated the objectives.

The president of the agricultural experts of the G20, Graziella Romito, presented the priorities of the Italian presidency on the sustainability and resilience of agri-food systems and on achieving the goal of zero hunger. On the second day of the meeting, the G20 presidency illustrated the concrete actions it intends to promote to concretely contribute to the zero hunger goal and give visibility to good practices in the field of sustainable agriculture. During the meeting, work began on the drafting of the communiqué of the agriculture ministers who will meet from 16 to 18 September 2021 in Florence for the ministerial agriculture.

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