G20: At Riyadh meet, ‘best practices’ to achieve agri targets discussed

G20 agriculture deputies meeting. (SPA)
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Updated 29 January 2020

G20: At Riyadh meet, ‘best practices’ to achieve agri targets discussed

  • Achieving food security and resilient water systems are considered two of the greatest global challenges, with almost 800 million people suffering from hunger, and around 1 billion people still suffering from water scarcity

RIYADH: Exchanging best practices to set food loss and waste targets, promoting responsible investment in agriculture and fostering resilient water systems were the main topics discussed at the first G20 agriculture deputies meeting, hosted by the Saudi G20 presidency.
During the two-day meeting, agriculture and water deputies from the G20 members and invited guest countries and representatives from international organizations addressed the main challenges to food security and water management.
The meetings were chaired by the deputy minister for animal resources Hamad Al-Batshan and the deputy minister for water Abdul Aziz Al-Shaibani, from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA).
Achieving food security and resilient water systems are considered two of the greatest global challenges, with almost 800 million people suffering from hunger, and around 1 billion people still suffering from water scarcity.
Focusing on people empowerment and safeguarding the planet, the Saudi G20 presidency will aim to foster agreement on policies that address these challenges.
 


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.