G20 or a Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union (EU). It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. The G20 is composed of most of the world's largest economies, including both industrialised and developing nations; it accounts for around 80% of gross world product (GWP), 75% of international trade, two-thirds of the global population, and 60% of the world's land area. Hence, authors call the forum as “The G20 and the Future of International Economic Governance” book by Mike Callaghan & Tristram Sainsbury and “G20 Governance for a Globalized World” book by John J. Kirton. G20 works with two tracks and one group namely: Finance Track, Sherpa Track and Outreach/ Engagement Group
Agriculture Working Group (AWG) was established in the year 2011, sixth meeting of G20 during Cannes Summit, France. Formation of AWG was the outcome of this summit, most notably in the area of agriculture and food security with a special launch of Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) and the endorsement of an Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture as tangible steps to address the world agriculture and food challenges.
Aligning with India’s G20 Presidency theme of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, the Agriculture Working Group (AWG) aspires to enhance cooperation among G20 nations. The summit provides the member countries with an opportunity to coordinate at the policy level to work towards achieving global economic stability and sustainable growth. Concerning agriculture, the current challenges that member nations face are food insecurity, gaps in the global value chain, crop productivity due to climate change, and employment. Through the Issue note, the aim is to address these challenges
Stock taking of G-20 initiatives in Agriculture
Global Forum on Climate Smart Agriculture for Food Security
|1st Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM), Indore||DA&FW||13-15 February 2023||Indore|
|2nd Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM)||DA&FW||29-31 March 2023||Chandigarh|
|Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS)||DARE||17-19 April 2023||Varanasi|
|3rd ADM* & G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting (AMM)||DA&FW||15-17 June 2023||Hyderabad|
Indore is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city is named after its Indreshwar Mahadev temple. Indore was also known as Holkar state, a kingdom in India that belonged to the Holkar dynasty of Maratha Empire. Majestic palace, scenic beauty of patalpani falls and tincha falls adds to the warmth of the city.
Varanasi, a city on the banks of river Ganges is the oldest city of India. With around 2000 temples, the “City of Temples” is famous as Spiritual Capital of the country. It is sought after by people from all walks of life, who are on the path of ‘sadhna’ spiritual discipline and penance.
Located at the foothills of Shivaliks, Chandigarh, derives its name from the temple of “Chandi Mandir.” It is one of the best experiments of urban planning and modern architecture in India. It has been included in the list of world’s renowned cities for its quality of life and is the capital of two states Punjab and Haryana.
Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as “City of Pearls” and a Biryani paradise. It is known to have the largest film city in the world i.e. Ramoji Film City.