The 7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) was held virtually on 26th October 2022. The meeting was co-chaired by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar. The Agriculture Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam also participated in the meeting.
- Addressing the meeting, Shri Tomar reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of placing ASEAN at the heart of India’s Act East policy. They also stressed on mutually close regional cooperation with ASEAN to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth for agricultural development in the region.
- Shri Tomar urged ASEAN member countries to support India’s efforts in increasing production, processing, value addition and consumption of millets.
- Union Minister Shri Tomar committed to enhance India’s cooperation with ASEAN in food security, nutrition, climate change adaptation, digital agriculture, nature-friendly agriculture, food processing, value chain, agricultural marketing and capacity building.