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12th BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting 2022

BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting 2022- Relevance for UPSC Exam

BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting 2022: Union Agriculture Minister participated in the 12th BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting. BRICS meetings will come under Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests of UPSC Mains GS Paper 2.


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12th BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting in News

  • Recently, The Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare participated in the 12thBRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting.
  • BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting 2020 was held virtually.
  • BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting was attended by the Ministers for Agriculture of China, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and India.

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BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting

  • About: BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting is organized by member countries to discuss various agricultural related issues.
    • First BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting was held in 2010, Moscow Russia.
  • 12th BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting Theme: Twelfth Meeting of BRICS agricultural Ministers is organized with the theme “Strengthening BRICS Cooperation for Coordinated Agricultural and Rural Development”.
  • Joint Declaration: In the 12th BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting, leaders adopted a joint declaration and also the BRICS Strategy on Food Security Cooperation amongst BRICS member countries.

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India at 12th BRICS Agriculture Ministers Meeting

  • Development of Agriculture and Welfare of Farmers: India highlighted various steps and initiatives undertaken by the Government of India in the field of agriculture and for welfare of the farmers viz.
    • PM KISAN,
    • Soil Health Cards,
    • Natural Farming,
    • formation and promotion of FPOs etc.
  • Technology in Agriculture: India have taken many initiatives for increasing the use of digital technologies in agriculture like Agri-stack and India Digital Ecosystem for Agriculture (IDEA).
  • Fulfilling SDG Mandate: India is committed to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of ending hunger and step up production and productivity of agriculture through sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Focus on Nutritional Security: India’s National Mission on Food & Nutrition focuses on development of nutri-cereals and bio-fortified varieties of crops.
    • Millets are important in food and nutrition security and climate resilience.
  • International Year of Millets, 2023: India also called for support and celebration of International Year of Millets, 2023 by the BRICS nations.

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About BRICS Grouping 

  • BRICS is an acronym for the grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • Background: In 2001, Goldman Sachs’ Jim O’Neill authored a paper called “Building Better Global Economic BRICs”, pointing out that future GDP growth in the world would come from China, India, Russia, and Brazil.
    • Though the paper did not recommend any formal grouping, it said that BRIC economies combined would outstrip the western dominated world order before 2039.
  • BRICS Formation: In 2006, leaders of the BRIC countries met on the margins of a G-8 (now called G-7) summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, and BRIC was formalized that year.
    • Shortly afterward, in September 2006, the group was formalized as BRIC during the 1st BRIC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which met on the sidelines of the General Debate of the UN Assembly in New York City.
    • First formal summit: took place in 2009 in the Russian Federation and focused on issues such as reform of the global financial architecture.
    • South Africa was invited to join BRIC in December 2010, after which the group adopted the acronym BRICS.
    • South Africa subsequently attended the Third BRICS Summit in Sanya, China, in 2011.
  • BRICS Headquarters: BRICS doesn’t have any headquarter rather all the countries of BRICS have offices dedicated to BRICS in their own nation.
  • BRICS Structure: BRICS does not exist in the form of organization, but it is an annual summit between the supreme leaders of five nations.
  • BRICS Presidency: The Chairmanship of the forum is rotated annually among the members, in accordance with the acronym B-R-I-C-S.
    • India had the BRICS Presidency from January 2021.
    • Currently, China has the BRICS Presidency.


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