OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers 2022
On 3-4 November 2022, Ministers and Heads of Delegations from 50 countries and 5 international organisations met in Paris for the OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers. The event concluded with the Declaration on Transformative Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems being adopted by the 38 OECD Member countries plus the European Union and Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru and Romania.
The Ministerial, under the theme “Building sustainable agriculture and food systems in a changing environment: Shared challenges, transformative solutions”, was chaired by Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau of Canada and Minister Damien O’Connor of New Zealand, and drew over 280 participants who engaged over a day and a half in intensive discussions on the policies and research needed to build productive, sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems, just a week before COP27. The inclusion of partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Peru, Romania, Senegal, South Africa and Ukraine), along with the participation of the international organisations the Committee on World Food Security, FAO, World Bank, WTO and Business at OECD (BIAC) enriched the debate and brought useful perspectives to the meeting.