Agricultural trade

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  • OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

    The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 contains ten-year projections for agricultural commodities, in addition to a special chapter on Sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • AMIS Policy Database

    The AMIS policy database gathers information on trade measures and domestic measures related to the four AMIS crops (wheat, maize, rice, and soybeans) as well as biofuels. The design of this database allows comparisons across countries, across commodities and across policies for selected periods of time.

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  • Alternative Policies to Buffer Stocks for Food Security

    This paper focuses on identifying alternative policies to buffer stockholding. It first positions buffer stocks within the range of policies aimed at price stabilisation and food security, and then examines the most direct alternative to public food stocks for price stabilisation, namely private stockholding. It explores experience with private stockholding to assess its effectiveness in achieving price stabilisation objectives and the necessary conditions for implementation.

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OECD conducts in-depth reviews and analysis of issues in agricultural trade and provides policy makers and analysts with long-term scenarios in food and agriculture. The Directorate also creates an annual Agricultural Outlook together with the UNFAO and participates in the AMIS Market Monitor.

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O‌ECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025

‌‌The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 features production and consumption projections for the coming decade as well as a special chapter on Sub-Saharan Africa.

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AMIS Market Monitor

Download the latest Market Monitor Report (pdf) and review recent production and policy developments.

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Global Food Security:
Challenges for the Food and Agricultural System

This study considers how changes to the world's food and agriculture system can contribute to improvements in food security in developing countries.

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» Food, agriculture and fisheries papers


Key Areas in Agricultural Trade

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

The report covers OECD countries, major economies such as India, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, Brazil and Argentina, and developing regions in Africa and Asia. The publication is complemented by an online database that includes historical data back to 1970 where available and projections for the forthcoming decade.

» Access the Agricultural Outlook publication and database


Bioenergy touches areas as diverse as scientific developments, environmental effects, energy balances and agricultural market economics. OECD has launched an interdisciplinary research program incorporating expertise from a number of other directorates of the Organisation, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and other institutions and researchers.

» Read more about Bioenergy work at OECD

Long-term Scenarios for Agriculture and Food
The future of the agriculture and food system is subject to considerable concerns. Increasing agricultural demand, fuelled by growing and increasingly urbanized population, rising incomes and substantial demands for feedstock commodities for energy and other non-food uses. OECD work focuses on the dialogue across governments and with other stakeholders, experts and modelers. and brings together aspects from a variety of economic, biophysical, social and political issues, thus allowing for a multi-disciplinary approach necessary for an informed debate.

» Learn more about long-term scenario research

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)
OECD is contributing actively to the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) called for by G20 agriculture ministers with the aim of addressing food price volatility through more timely, accurate and transparent information on global food markets. AMIS issues monthly reports on global markets that are freely accessible to analysts and the public.

» Access the latest AMIS reports

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