On 28 February 2023, the SCO Permanent Expert Working Group on Agriculture held a regular meeting via videoconference chaired by India.
The experts discussed the preparations for and the agenda of the 8th Meeting of SCO Agriculture Ministers scheduled to be held in May 2023 in the Republic of India.
The participants paid special attention to working out a joint action plan for implementing the Concept of Interaction of the Authorised Bodies of SCO Member States in Smart Agriculture and Agro-Innovation, and discussed the agricultural exhibitions and fairs scheduled for this year within the SCO.
The main mechanism for cooperation in agriculture within the SCO is the Council of Agriculture Ministers of SCO member states. The SCO Permanent Working Group on Agriculture is the key working body of this ministerial meeting.
The Concept of Interaction of the Authorised Bodies of SCO Member States in Smart Agriculture and Agro-Innovation was adopted in September 2022 at the SCO Heads of State Council meeting in Samarkand.
The Concept of SCO Agricultural Exhibitions and Fairs was approved by the SCO Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) Council on 1 November 2022.