At G20, India Pushes For Adoption of ‘3S’ Strategy in Agriculture Ecosystem

At G20, India Pushes For Adoption of ‘3S’ Strategy in Agriculture Ecosystem

India has called on Group of 20 (G20) nations to adopt ‘3S’ strategy, i.e., ‘smart’ and ‘sustainable’ agriculture which should ‘serve’ all, to address global food security concerns.

Speaking on the sidelines of the first G20 Agriculture Deputies’ Meeting in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on February 14, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that agriculture for India has always been a priority, and for the world it has fully come to the fore now. For smart agriculture, he emphasised on adopting drones and other new technologies for increasing the crop yield. For sustainable agriculture, he advised that farmers should focus on achieving higher yields, using better inputs besides focusing on advanced technologies and marketing.

The minister said that India has made significant progress in agriculture, and is the top nation in the world in milk production, second in vegetables and fruits, and third in food grains production.

The first Agriculture Deputies’ Meeting of the Agriculture Working Group (AWG) under India’s G20 presidency was held in Indore from February 13-15. The second day of the meeting held deliberations on four key priority areas of food security and nutrition; sustainable agriculture with climate smart approach; inclusive agriculture value chain and food supply system; and digitisation of agriculture transformation. The next meetings of G20 AWG are likely to be held in Chandigarh, Varanasi and Hyderabad.