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BRICS Partnership for Strengthening Agro Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Security

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 15, Aug 2021
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  • BRICS Agriculture Research Platform has been developed by India
  • Purpose: To promote cooperation in the areas of agricultural research, extension, technology transfer, training and capacity building.
  • India has the BRICS Chair for 2021
  • BRICS countries are well-positioned to take a leading role in helping to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate hunger and poverty


  • BRICS is the acronym coined to associate five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC (without South Africa) in 2001
  • The leaders of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries met for the first time in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the margins of G8 Outreach Summit in July 2006.
  • In September 2006, the group was formalised as BRIC during the 1st BRIC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which met on the sidelines of the General Debate of the UN Assembly in New York City.
  • The 1st BRIC summit was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia on 16 June 2009.
  • South Africa officially became a member nation on 24 December 2010, after being formally invited by China to join  and subsequently accepted by other BRIC countries
  • The 13th BRICS Summit is going to be held under India’s Chairship in 2021.
  • The theme for India’s Chairship is ‘BRICS @ 15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus