The recommendations of the 2012 G20 Agriculture Ministers have focused, among other topics, on the importance of increasing agricultural productivity throughout the developing world. Different regions of the world, however, present different challenges and opportunities for agricultural growth. In particular, tropical areas can have a very high potential for increasing agricultural productivity and, consequently, reducing poverty and improving food security; however, such productivity is limited by a lack of access to information and weak capacities.
The Tropical Agriculture Program is an initiative by the G20 Agriculture Ministers to engage in capacity-building for tropical agriculture in developing countries. The TAP program emphasizes knowledge-sharing and capacity-strengthening in the least developed countries in the tropics where food security challenges are most severe, with the ultimate goal of expanding the program to include developing countries in subtropical and temperate regions.
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