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COVID-19: G20 calls on AMIS to keep monitoring global food markets

21 Apr 2020

G20 Agriculture Ministers agreed to cooperate closely and take concrete actions to safeguard global food security and nutrition to counter the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ensuring the continued flow of food, products, and inputs essential for agricultural and food production across borders and protecting the health, safety, welfare, and mobility of workers in agriculture and throughout the food supply chain.

Ministers took note of AMIS’ assessment that "at present global food supplies are adequate and food markets remain well balanced" and committed to "continue providing timely and reliable information on global food market fundamentals to help markets, countries, and consumers make informed choices." Where appropriate, G20 Agriculture Ministers will "coordinate policy responses, supported by the AMIS Global Food Market Information Group and the AMIS Rapid Response Forum."

Read the complete Ministerial Declaration here: https://g20.org/en/media/Documents/G20_Agriculture%20Ministers%20Meeting_Statement_EN.pdf