Changing food systems and Inequality: Evidence from emerging economies


Since April 1, the presidency of the business Council of BRICS moves to Russia. See the infographic which countries are included in the BRICS, as well as making and development of this international forum.

In 2006, the Russian Federation has initiated the creation of the BRICS (originally BRIC) is a new global forum uniting Brazil, Russia, India and China. The first BRICS summit was held on 16 June 2009 in Yekaterinburg, and its current form of a young Union acquired on December 23, 2010, when it was joined by the Republic of South Africa (South Africa).

"BRICS is not a Union "against" anyone. This is an important element of network diplomacy, the Association "for" — for the advancement of shared interests of the participants, including the formation of a more just and democratic world order. The enhancement of the joint efforts of States in countering new threats and challenges — terrorism, proliferation of WMD, drug trafficking, cybercrime," says the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the Agency's website dedicated to the BRICS.

the BRICS Countries have the world's largest resource potential and huge domestic markets and labour reserves. Russia offers forum partners together to solve the challenges of energy development, aerospace, and peaceful uses of outer space, to cooperate in the field of telemedicine and eHealth and pharmaceuticals, as well as to implement high-tech projects — from the production of nanomaterials and biofuels to develop new methods of agriculture with regard to global climate change.

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