The G20 (short for Group of 20) is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of global trade, and 60 percent of the population of the planet.

In addition to an annual summit attended by the Heads of State of member nations, other G20 gatherings include ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among leaders), working groups, and special events held throughout the year. Led by FAS, USDA is an active participant in the annual Agriculture Ministerial meetings and other G20 events.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined agriculture ministers from the rest of the G20 in Florence Sept. 16-18, 2021, to discuss sustainable solutions to the global challenges facing agriculture
Secretary Vilsack today called on the agriculture leaders of the G20 to come together to end hunger and poverty, combat climate change. and build more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems.
Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Italy this week, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to international engagement on agriculture and making the case for joint action on climate, food security, innovation, and closer global integration through trade.

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