Workers unload milk cans at a commercial dairy plant in Dimapur, Nagaland, India (photo credit: ILRI/Mann).
A blog in the Guardian this week argues for the G20 agriculture ministers meeting this week to support ‘new investment in farming and vibrant, transparent markets to address food security.’
‘As the G20 agriculture ministers prepare to meet for the first time this week, they will be tasked with addressing a series of complex challenges that have an impact on everyone from smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs to scientists, policymakers, financiers and food consumers around the world.
‘In other words, we all have good reason to take notice. Ensuring global food security entails weighing a series of related but independent challenges to identify possible synergies and opportunity costs. . . .
‘What brings these variables together is agricultural markets—specifically, how they function and how and when they fail. We must support and build these markets, but…
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