The Group 20 leaders agreed to promote Sustainable Food Future during their Argentina meeting this weekend. According to the declaration, the group is commited to tackle the challenges of food security.
– We will promote sustainable agriculture, conscious
of the importance of sustainable soil, water and riverbanks management.
We encourage the voluntary use and sharing of innovative as well as traditional agricultural practices and technologies. We highlight the importance of collaboration among public and private stakeholders to strengthen risk management, they said in the statement.
The leaders also raised the importance of protecting the biodiversity and providing effective responses to reduce the impacts of extreme weather conditions on agriculture.
For example this year has been a very good wine year in Europe due to the high summer temperatures, but in California, the lack of fresh water and fires have had negative impact on the wine production. The Climate Change is having long-term impact over the farming and the way soil and water is being used. New technologies and AI is then needed to scale the change.
The leaders agreed to mitigate the Climate Change according to the Paris Agreement. The United States reiterated its decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement .
– We welcome the strong global economic growth while recognizing it has been increasingly less synchronized between countries and some of the key risks, including financial vulnerabilities and geopolitical concerns, have partially materialized, the leaders also mentioned.
They said also to be commited to achieve a strong and sustainable growth and to enhance the confidence in order to proceed with the tradetalks. The group also called for the reform of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
Next year the meeting will take place in Japan. The G20 is a forum of leading economies in the world. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The countries represent 85 % of the global economic output and 80 % of the global investments.