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OECD and FAO to launch Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028 on Monday 8 July 2019 in Rome

 

03/07/2019 - The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028 will provide consensus assessments of the prospects over the next 10 years for agricultural and fish commodity markets at national, regional and global levels. The report also covers animal feed, biofuels and agriculture’s direct greenhouse gas emissions.


This year's Special Feature will focus on farming, trade and food security developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will launch the report at a press conference at FAO’s Rome headquarters starting at 11:30 CET (09:30 GMT) on Monday 8 July 2019.


The Outlook will be available to registered journalists on OECD’s password-protected website at 11:30 CET (09:30 GMT) on Monday 8 July 2019, for immediate release.


Journalists can receive advanced access to the electronic version of the report by e-mail – by request only – one business day before release. Requests to receive the report under embargo or obtain a password to access the website should be sent to embargo@oecd.org.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría
and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will present the Outlook via video messages at the launch of the report, which will feature special remarks by Máximo Torero, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development for FAO, and Ken Ash, Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate for OECD, followed by a technical presentation and a question-and-answer session.

To attend the press conference and presentation, please email – by 5 July 2019, with “FAO-OECD”” in the subject line - the following to FAO-Newsroom@fao.org:

  • a copy of a valid press card (or) letter of assignment on company stationery
  • a copy of a valid ID (passport, identity card)

Please have all ID materials with you to gain access to FAO premises.


The event will be webcast live with interpretation provided in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

For further information on the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028 or to arrange interviews with OECD officials, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


To arrange interviews with FAO officials, contact the FAO Newsroom (+39 06 570 53168).

Information and data from the report, including the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s website at: www.agri-outlook.org. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Outlook.

 

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

 

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