The Food Chain Analysis Network (FCAN) seeks to convene experts in agro-food system analysis, with an emphasis on the potential to gather and exploit data on consumer food expenditures. These data have the potential to shed light on a wide range of issues related to the functioning of the food chain, including the socio-economic determinants of food choices and hence derived health outcomes.

The Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has worked for some time on issues related to the functioning, sustainability, and productivity of the global agro-food system. The Food Chain Analysis Network (FCAN), launched in December 2010 by the OECD Working Party on Agricultural Policies and Markets, provides a platform to analyse and engage in dialogue on issues concerning the food chain.


Next meeting: 2 May 2017

The focus of this meeting will be on information needs for policies to encourage healthier food choices (Agenda). Participants will be asked:
(i) To discuss which types of data and analysis are needed to inform policies that can encourage healthier choices in food consumption behaviour.
(ii) To map out a strategy for gathering and analysing such data across OECD and partner countries

The Network has conducted annual meetings since its inception in 2010. Visit the Meeting section to review documents, presentations and summaries.

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