Expert engagement in agriculture

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The Permanent Expert Working Group on Agriculture of the SCO member states met on 15 December 2022, chaired by India. The meeting took place via videoconference.

The experts discussed implementation of the agreements reached within the SCO on agricultural cooperation, the status of food security and the rapid response measures taken by the member states to counter relevant threats.

The participants focused on cooperation between the SCO and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), agriculture innovations, joint exhibitions and fairs.

The main mechanism for SCO interaction in agriculture is the SCO Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting. The SCO Permanent Expert Working Group on Agriculture is the key working body of this ministerial meeting.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the SCO Secretariat and the FAO in November 2019. A Joint Action Plan with the FAO for 2021-2023 is currently being implemented.