OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers 2022

Ministers of Agriculture from OECD countries and several key partners from around the world will meet at the OECD headquarters in Paris on 3-4 November 2022 under the theme Building Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in a Changing Environment: Shared Challenges, Transformative Solutions. Ministers will share views and experiences on innovative and forward-looking policies that are consistent with the central role of agriculture and food systems in our society.

Agriculture and food systems face a formidable triple challenge: ensuring food security for a growing global population; providing livelihoods along the food chain; and enhancing the sustainability of the sector and its contribution to climate change mitigation. To address these challenges, it is timely for Ministers to agree collectively on the actions needed to ensure that agricultural policies are targeted, effective, and respond to changing public expectations of food systems.

Against this background, Ministers will:

  • Discuss ways to implement innovations and promote productivity to ensure food security and nutrition;
  • Address new opportunities and adjustment challenges in the context of changing livelihoods along food supply chains; and
  • Exchange on ways to transform production and build resilience to enhance the sustainability of the sector.

The OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers builds on other global high-level events and will feed into the international agenda of agricultural policy-making.

The Meeting will be co-chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for Canada, the Hon. Ms. Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Minister for Agriculture, for Biosecurity, and for Rural Communities of New Zealand, the Hon. Mr. Damien O’Connor.

Agriculture Ministers last met at the OECD in April 2016, where they explored new approaches to moving towards better and more holistic policies for agriculture and food systems, culminating in a Declaration.