G7 agriculture ministers discuss international food supply situation and stabilization of agricultural markets


Berlin, 11 March 2022 - At the invitation of the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir, the G7 agriculture ministers will convene for an extraordinary Meeting.

GFFA 2022
GFFA 2022. Argrarministerkonferenz. Berlin, 28.01.2022.© Thomas Trutschel/photothek.de

The virtual meeting, which is being held as part of Germany's G7 presidency, will discuss the international impact of the Russian military action against Ukraine, which is contrary to international law.

The focus will be on a joint analysis of global food security and questions of how markets for agricultural products and means of production can be kept open and stabilized.

Özdemir said:

It is important to me that we as G7 countries focus on contributing to the stabilization of markets with the goal of food security.

To this end, I have also invited the Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture and the relevant international organizations - the EU Commission, FAO, AMIS, OECD and World Food Programme.

We must work together to ensure that this senseless war does not exacerbate food insecurity in some parts of the world.

(Source: https://www.bmel.de/EN/topics/international-affairs/international-relations/g7-presidency-2022.html)

Background Information

This virtual special session aims to discuss the impact of the war situation on global food security.

The agriculture ministers also want to decide on effective measures that can be implemented quickly to stabilize agricultural markets.

Food supplies in Germany are secure despite global market distortions.

However, last Saturday's special meeting of the G20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Crisis Response Forum revealed that significant supply shortages are to be expected in import-dependent countries - particularly developing countries.

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