The leaders of the BRICS countries reaffirmed their country’s commitment to increasing cooperation in the field of agriculture to ensure global food security.
The text of the declaration of the 14th BRICS summit, published on the Kremlin website, states that
“Given that the BRICS countries produce about a third of the world’s food, we reaffirm our commitment to continue cooperation in the field of agriculture and to enhance the sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas in the BRICS countries in order to ensure food security in our countries and around the world.”
The parties noted the importance of raw materials for agricultural production, especially fertilizers, for ensuring global food security.
Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the current state of food security was the result of the mistakes of Western countries.
According to the UN, the number of people at risk of starvation due to the Ukrainian crisis could reach 13-15 million this year.