The G20 Ministers of Agriculture Meeting, which is hosted by Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister of Turkey Mehmet Mehdi EKER, was held between May 6th-8th, 2015 in Istanbul The Grand Tarabya Hotel.
The "G20 Ministers of Agriculture Meeting" organized about the agricultural history of Turkey, which is one of the most largely attended and most important international organizations, and hosted by the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mehmet Mehdi EKER, was held between May 6th-8th, 2015 in Istanbul The Grand Tarabya Hotel.
The G20 members (Turkey, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Britain, the US and the EU) represent 85% of the global economy, 70% of the global agricultural economy and two thirds of the global population.
The meeting organized by the efforts of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has a special place as it is held for the second time in G20 history. During the meeting, the G20 members comprising a large portion of the global economy, Agricultural Ministers of the guest countries (Singapore, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Spain), along with Presidents and senior representatives of several international institutions active in this field (FAO, OECD, WTO, WB, IFPRI, WFP, IFAD, CIHEAM) gathered together.
"APPLICATION, COVERAGE AND INVESTMENT"
The opening speech of the meeting was made by the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mehdi Eker. During his speech, Eker reminded that he took over the Presidency of the G20 Period for Turkey from December 1st, 2014, indicated that the priorities of the presidency period of Turkey can be grouped under headings of "Application Coverage and Investment", and said the following: "The implementation of our commitments to the whole world has great importance for ensuring reliability and continuity of the G20.".
Minister Eker stated: "In case we implement our growth strategies that were accepted last year, we will enable an additional 2.1 percent growth for G20 economies until 2018, and we will provide an additional resource of 2 trillion dollars to the global economy. With coverage, we aim to facilitate inclusive growth in G20 countries, contribute to the prevention of inequalities, and improve the dialog between G20 and countries with low income as well. As 'Investments' are one of the most important driving forces of global growth and employment, they are accepted as one of the main priorities of our period of presidency.