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India Ready To Deal Sustainability Challenges In Agri And Food Systems: Tomar

He said that the government is committed to the benefit of small and marginal farmers and many important schemes are being run for their welfare

India Ready To Deal Sustainability Challenges In Agri And Food Systems: Tomar
India Ready To Deal Sustainability Challenges In Agri And Food Systems: Tomar

India is ready to deal with sustainability challenges facing agriculture and food systems and the government has taken several initiatives, said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar while speaking at the G-20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia. 

He said that the government is committed to the benefit of small and marginal farmers and many important schemes are being run for their welfare.

During the G-20 meeting, on the subject of building friendly and sustainable agriculture and food systems, Tomar said that India will enable farmers to respond to current and future crises by improving their access to inputs, technology and markets. 

"India is committed to furthering the economic well-being of its farmers by organising small and marginal farmers into groups, promoting agri-startups and investments in agricultural infrastructure," he said.

To benefit farmers through the development of climate resilient varieties of various crops, Tomar said that India is promoting millet cultivation considering millet's tolerance towards harsh climatic conditions as well as their nutritional value. 

Tomar said that in view of the upcoming challenges, India is promoting organic and natural farming practices on a large scale. It is imperative to sustainably increase agricultural production, reduce food losses, and strengthen global food supply chains.

"Let us all work together to ensure adequate income to our small and marginal farmers. Together we have to harness traditional knowledge and share emerging technologies and best practices." he added.


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