Just in time for the meeting of the G20 Agricultural Ministers on 22 January 2017 in Berlin the T20 Task Force “Towards Ending Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture” published its Policy Brief on Key Policy Actions for Sustainable Land and Water Use to Serve People.
The members of the Task Force argue that to achieve food security for all, new resource policies for sustainable land and water use are needed. Land, water, and energy need to be considered jointly in policies, not in isolation. G20 countries’ policy makers, corporate and civil society actors, and those of other countries should act in coordinated fashion in the following four policy areas on which specific proposals are made in this T20 Brief: 1) focusing land, and water resource policies on human wellbeing, 2) investing in and sharing water, agricultural and energy innovations, 3) making wider use of digital opportunities for sustainable agriculture, and 4) re-designing global governance of agriculture and food.
The T20 Task Force “Towards Ending Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture” is co-chaired by Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany, Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India, and Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow, Brookings, USA and includes more than 25 researchers from 10 G20 countries. For further information please read the press release of Center for Development Research (ZEF).
In the weeks to come the other T20 Task Forces will present their policy recommendations to the G20. The Policy Briefs will be published on the website g20-insights.org a new web-based Insight Platform which will be active beyond the time of the German G20 presidency.