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Launch of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook launch in Rome, 4 July 2016

 

27/06/2016 - The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 analyses agriculture production trends over the next decade, with detailed supply, demand, trade and price estimates of major agricultural commodities for 41 countries and 12 geographical regions.

 

It examines how trade has an increasing role in global food security as food supply and demand become more geographically separated, with exports of many key commodities notably concentrated in a few countries. The report also looks at how farming and the food chain need to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

 

A special chapter in this year’s report focuses on challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa and its strategic priorities in feeding a fast-growing and rapidly-urbanizing population.

 

The OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will present the report during a media briefing at FAO Headquarters in Rome starting at 11:00 a.m.

 

Journalists wishing to attend should contact the FAO Media Relations Office.

 

Requests to receive the Outlook by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to embargo@oecd.org. The Outlook will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Outlook under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. The embargo will be lifted when the report is published at 11:00 a.m. on 4 July 2016.

 

Advance-accreditation 24 hours prior to the event is required. Send scans of a valid press card or letter of assignment on company stationery, plus a valid identification document with photo, to: FAO-newsroom@fao.org.

 

You must have these materials with you on the day of the event in order to access FAO.

 

For more information please contact, Christopher.Emsden@fao.org, FAO Media Division in Rome, +39 06 570 53291or Stephen.DIBIASIO@oecd.org, OECD Media Division in Paris,+33 1 4524 9700.

 

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