Opening G20 AMM Tomorrow, Global Forum to Discuss Digital Agriculture

Bali –

The G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting (AMM) will be held on September 27, 2022, beginning with the Global Forum, as a side event. The forum will consist of panel discussions and specifically address issues in digital agriculture.

“Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo is scheduled to open the Global Forum.” stated the Director of Public Relations and Information Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Kuntoro Boga Andri through press release, Monday (26/9/2022)

On this occasion, the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu will deliver a speech on efforts to improve the role of women and youth in the agriculture sector through digital innovation. Afterwards, the meeting will be followed by remarks from high-level government officials of the G20 members.

“The ministers of agriculture or representatives from G20 countries will deliver short statements on priorities, actions, and partnership in digital agriculture.” said Kuntoro.

Countries that will deliver statements include USA, Turkiye, Canada, Italy, and South Africa.

On the first session, a number of international organizations will discuss on the revitalization of the role of women and youth in agripreneurship. Representatives of IFAD, CGIAR, GIZ, and MAFF-Japan are scheduled to attend the meeting.

Afterwards, start-ups and global companies will speak in the discussion session. The focus of the second session is increasing participation and capacities of women and youth in digital agriculture implementation.

“Some of the start-ups and global companies that are scheduled to speak in the panel include PT Bali Organik Subak from Indonesia, Pinduoduo from China, AgUnity from Australia, and Microsoft Indonesia.” Kuntoro elaborated.

On previous occasion, the Head of the Agricultural Human Resources Extension and Development Agency (BPPSDMP) Dedi Nursyamsi as the focal point of the Global Forum stated that the purpose of the event is to strengthen the good synergy and collaboration among stakeholders. Moreover, it is hoped that there will be more opportunities for agricultural business development and farmer regeneration.

“As agricultural science continues to develop, coupled with the rapid growth of Internet and decrease of agricultural land, the role of digital agriculture in farming business will be more profound in the future.” he said.

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