Agriculture Minister urges developed nations to abide by principles of equity
Sekhawat highlighted India’s impressive performance in the dairy at the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh Sekhawat stressing upon the actions taken by India to mitigate the effect of climate change, both in the animal and crop sector, called upon the developed countries to abide by the principles of equity, a statement issued by the Ministry said today.
Sekhawat also urged the developed countries to take common and differentiated responsibilities towards tackling climate change.
Sekhawat highlighted India’s impressive performance in the dairy, meat and poultry sector and the initiatives taken by India in the field of diseases control and animal welfare at the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin, the statement said.
Sekhawat led an Indian delegation comprising OP Chaudhury, joint secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries and HK Suanthang, director, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, to participate in the Agriculture Ministers’ Conference held on January 20 in Berlin, Germany.
The conference, organised with the theme of “Shaping the Future of Livestock – Sustainably, Responsibly, Efficiently” was attended by 69 agricultural ministers and heads of 6 international organisations including FAO, WTO and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
A Communiqué was issued by the ministers to safeguard the supply of and access to sufficient, safe, nutrients and affordable food from livestock production for the growing world population.
Sekhawat accompanied by the delegation also utilised their visit to Berlin for meeting agriculture ministers from 3 other countries – Germany, Argentina and Uzbekistan.