Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture shall participate in the IVth Meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, S. Africa) Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development, to be held in Brasilia, on 11- 13 March 2015. Additional Secretary for Agriculture, Government of India Shri Avinash Srivastava and delegation of other officials will also present there.
On 11th March seminar on Public Policy for Food and Nutrition Security and Strengthening Family Farming will be organized and also meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Agricultural Cooperation (discussion of priority areas and writing of Ministerial Declaration) will he held.
On 12th March meeting of the BRICS Working Group will be continued and after the meeting Shri Radha Mohan Singh will visit to Brazilâ€™s supreme institution of agricultural research “Embrapa Cerrados”.
Ministerial meeting and bilateral meetings will be held on 13th March 2015.
Agricultural cooperation, one of the most traditional and promising areas of the BRICS, is guided by the 2012-2016 Action Plan, adopted in 2011, In Chengdu(China), which chose priority sectors such as exchange of information, food security, climate change, innovation and agricultural technology, and trade and investments.
The scope of this cooperation highlights the opportunities and challenges faced by the five countries. The BRICS are countries engaged with the guarantee of food security in their own countries and the world; are key actors m the production and trade of food in the world, and are holders of cutting-edge technology in varied agricultural sectors.