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G7 Commits to Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security

Agriculture ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) adopted a statement over the weekend pledging to promote policies to support the growth of sustainable agriculture to strengthen food security. They recognised the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss on global food security, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the latter of which had “exacerbated the already challenging global food and nutrition situation”. Ministers further developed an action plan outlining policies to be implemented by each country to improve the sustainability of their agriculture sector, including utilising domestic agricultural resources. They further recognised the importance of facilitating private sector investment. The communique said: “We acknowledge that responsible private investment can play a role in enhancing rural economies through improving infrastructure, logistics and knowledge sharing. Therefore, we strong emphasise the need to develop an enabling policy environment which facilitates private sector investment in agriculture and food systems, in accordance with the Committee on Food Security Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI).” 

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