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Teagasc Address Agriculture Working group at India’s G20 meeting

The 1st Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM) of Agriculture Working Group (AWG) under India’s G20 Presidency is taking place in Indore in India.

Teagasc Address Agriculture Working group at India’s G20 meeting

This three-day event is taking place between 13 and 15 February 2023. Around a hundred delegates from G20 member countries, guest countries and International Organisations are participating in the meeting.

John Spink, Head of the Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land use programme was speaking on behalf of the Wheat Initiative, to the 1st Agriculture Deputies Meeting (ADM) of Agriculture Working Group (AWG). John Spink outlined the importance of improving crop breeding, and production technologies to overcome increasingly variable climate, and rising costs of agri inputs.

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the exhibition on the first day of the three-day meeting. Millets and its value-added food products along with stalls from Animal Husbandry and Fisheries were a major attraction of the exhibition.

During the 1st ADM of Agriculture Working Group, two side events have been scheduled on Day One to deliberate on agriculture related matters. Day Two will witness the esteemed presence of the Union Civil Aviation Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia following which there will be general discussion among the participating members and International Organisations.

Tomorrow, day three will be dedicated to the deliberations on the key deliverables of the AWG. It will be a technical session with round about discussions and participation from all concerned members and international organisations. 

During the event, the delegates will get to experience the rich Indian history through a heritage walk to Rajwada Palace and excursion to Mandu Fort. Gala dinners and cultural performances will provide a taste of Indian cuisine and culture.


About the Wheat Initiative

Created in 2011 following endorsement from the G20 Agriculture Ministries, the Wheat Initiative provides a framework to establish strategic research and organisation priorities for wheat research at the international level in both developed and developing countries. The Wheat Initiative fosters communication between the research community, funders and global policy makers, and aims at securing efficient and long-term investments to meet wheat research and development goals. It also initiates and supports activities in order to enhance communication and increase access of all to information, resources and technologies.