G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting to be Held in Bali, Issues for Discussion

Jakarta (24/9) –

Following the successful Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM) in Yogyakarta, the Agriculture Working Group (AWG) will be holding the Agriculture Ministers Meeting (AMM) in Bali. In this event, the Agriculture Ministers of the G20 members will meet and discuss issue in the agriculture sector and global food security from September 27 to 29, 2022.

Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, said that the G20 Ministers of Agriculture will discuss a joint commitment on sustainable agriculture and food systems, in line with the theme of the 2022 G20 Agriculture Working Group (AWG).

“We agreed to carry the theme of balancing production and trade to fulfil food for all,” said the Minister.

Meanwhile, the Director of Public Relations and Information Bureau, Kuntoro Boga Andri, stated that the discussions in the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting will center on this theme, in hopes that it would support the implementations of three priority issues proposed by Indonesia.

“The G20 Ministers of Agriculture will meet on September 28, 2022. We hope that the meeting will contribute to our joint commitment through a communique, and support the implementation of three main priority issues in the agriculture sector proposed by Indonesia,” he explained,

The main priority issues proposed by Indonesia include promoting resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems; promoting an open, fair, predictable, transparent, and non-discriminatory agricultural trade to ensure food availability and affordability for all; and innovative agri-preneurship through digital agriculture to improve farmers’ livelihood in rural areas.

“These main priority issues have been discussed several times in Deputies’ Meetings, and will be finalised at the Deputies Talk on September 26, 2022.” Kuntoro stated.

“We hope that the joint commitment produced at the AMM will significantly contribute to supporting the post-pandemic economic recovery. We certainly hope that these commitments will also promote global agriculture and food system resilience.” he concluded.

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