Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists
The Meeting of the G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) is an initiative endorsed by G20 Leaders under Mexico’s G20 presidency. In 2012, G20 Agriculture Vice Ministers supported 'meetings of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) or high-level agricultural research officials from G20 member countries, other interested countries, and International Research Organizations such as CGIAR, with the goal of identifying global research priorities and targets, facilitating collaboration between public and private sector organizations in the key areas most likely to drive sustainable productivity gains, and tracking progress on established goals over time.'
Terms of Reference for the group were endorsed at the second MACS, held in Russia in July 2013.
More information is available on the Department of Agriculture website.