Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) Li Jinxiang addressed G20 Joint Finance and Agriculture Ministers Meeting (JFAMM) via video conference on Oct. 11, 2022.
The G20 JFAMM hosted by Indonesia, current president of the G20, is one of the ministerial meetings organized as part of the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2022. It focused on how to strengthen coordination between finance and agricultural departments to cope with food insecurity.
CVO Li Jinxiang emphasized that the key to addressing food insecurity is to help developing countries increase their grain production capacity and the resilience of their food systems. China attaches great importance to bilateral and multilateral cooperation with developing countries in the food sector and has donated a total of $130 million to the China-FAO South-South Cooperation Trust Fund. Millions of farmers have benefited from the SSC and tripartite cooperation.
Going forward, China will focus on improving comprehensive food productivity and take concrete measures to help developing countries to better secure their food security, particularly the least developed countries and small island developing states. He also called on leveraging the role of the UN Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance, existing G20 mechanisms, and three Rome-based UN agencies for food and agriculture to address food insecurity.
Officials and representatives attended the meeting, including those from finance and agriculture authorities of the G20 members and guest countries, and international organizations such as the FAO, the World Bank, and the IMF.