G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) is underway from 17th April to 19th April 20 in Varanasi.
The G20 MACS meeting is organized by Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Established in the Ministry of Agriculture in 1973, the DARE coordinates and promotes agricultural research & education in India.
About 80 foreign delegates from G20 Member States are participating in the three day meeting.
Senior Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and other Ministries including Ministry of External Affairs are also attending the meeting.
The “Millets And Other Ancient Grains International Research Initiative (MAHARISHI)’ is also proposed for deliberations as G20 initiative during India’s Presidency. MAHARISHI aims at advancing research collaborations and generating awareness about millets and other ancient grains during the International Year of Millets 2023 and after.
Theme of the MACS 2023
The theme of the MACS 2023 is Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems for Healthy People and Planet.
Theme of the G20 Indian Presidency
The Theme of the G20 Indian Presidency is One Earth, One Family and One Future, which celebrates the spirit of togetherness and harmony amongst us to ensure a bright future for the world.
A tour of Sarnath
The delegates are being taken on a cruise ride to witness the scintillating view of Ganga Aarti on 17th April 2023. On 18th April 2023 they will be taken to Sarnath where they will be given a guided tour of ASI Museum and Buddha Stupa.
Located 10km north of Varanasi, the famous site of Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh is a Buddhist site not to be missed. It was at Sarnath where in Deer Park the Buddha delivered his first sermon after the attainment of enlightenment under the tree of wisdom at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. The event of his deliverance of first sermon at Sarnath is known in the Buddhist tradition as the turning of the wheel of Sacred Law or “Dharmachakra Privartan”.
- G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) is underway from 17th April to 19th April 20 in Varanasi.
- The G20 MACS meeting is organized by Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
- DARE is the nodal agency for International Cooperation in the area of agricultural research and education in India.