Agriculture and fisheries

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook to be released 6 June – news conference in Beijing


03/06/2013 - How will global agriculture develop over the coming decade and what role will China play? With limited expansion of farmland and rising production costs, will supply be able to keep pace with demand to ensure food security?


The questions are addressed in the latest Agricultural Outlook by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The report forecasts market trends, such as prices, production and demand,  and assesses the major policy challenges facing the sector.


The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013-2022 will be presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at a news conference at 09.30 a.m. on Thursday 6 June 2013 at the Juying Ballroom, Friendship Palace,  Friendship Hotel (友谊宾馆友谊宫聚英厅), Beijing. The event is hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and is part of a two-day international forum .


This year’s report has a special focus on the future of Chinese agriculture.


To register for the press conference, journalists are requested to contact Stephen Di Biasio ( ) or  Zhang Jing (; tel.: +86 10 13811619242) by Monday 3 June 2013.


To obtain  the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013-2022 in advance (under embargo until  03.30 a.m  Paris time/ 09.30 a.m. Beijing time  on Thursday 6 June 2013), journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media division ( ; tel.: + 33 1 45 24 97 00) or FAO Media Branch,, tel  +39 06 5705 3625.


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