G20 development meeting on Sept. 23 to draft a plan for boosting agricultural output, increasing spending on infrastructure, creating easier access to financing for poorer countries

LOS ANGELES , September 16, 2011 () – A G20 development meeting on Sept. 23 will draft a plan for boosting agricultural output, increasing spending on infrastructure, and creating easier access to financing for poorer countries, G20 chair France said Sept. 15, Reuters reported the same day.

The G20 will get a report drafted by billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates on solutions for financing development and the place of emerging nations in international cooperation.

The talks will consider acting on a plan drafted by multilateral development banks for growing sustainable agricultural production, along with ways of improving agricultural research and risk management for farmers in poorer nations.

The banks will present a plan for growing sources of financing for infrastructure projects include water and electricity, transport and telecommunications, according to a statement from France’s finance ministry.

An action plan will be submitted to G20 heads of state and government at the end of the meeting, and they will reconvene Nov. 4 in the resort of Cannes in southern France for a summit on the end of France’s presidency.

The primary source of this article is Reuters, London, England, Sept. 15, 2011.

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