About the CCP
Established in 1949, the CCP is FAO´s oldest technical committee. It consists of 110 FAO Member Nations, plus observers. The CCP normally meets once every two years, additional sessions may also be held upon Members´ request.
The terms of reference of the CCP include:
- To keep commodity problems of an international character affecting production, trade, distribution and consumption, and related economic matters under review;
- To prepare a factual and interpretative survey of the world commodity situation, which would be made available directly to Member Nations; and
- To report and submit suggestions to the Council on policy issues arising out of its deliberations, and to avail these reports and those of its Subsidiary Bodies to Member Nations for their information.
Subsidiary Intergovernmental Groups
The Subsidiary Intergovernmental Groups (IGGs) of the CCP were established to focus on trade issues for individual commodities. Coverage has shifted over time to reflect changing market and institutional factors affecting commodities – from distribution to new emerging issues, such as surplus disposal and price volatility.
Any Member State of the United Nations or any of its Specialized Agencies that is not a Member of the Committee, may attend a session of the Committee as an observer. The Committee may also invite other interested organizations to participate as observers in Committee meetings, or for the discussion of specific items.
The OECD Seventh Session of the Group on Commodity Markets will be held on 26 and 27 March 2015 in Paris. The main purpose of the meeting will be to review the baseline projections for the 2015 edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook.
The CCP Secretariat is pleased to share, and strongly encourages the submission of comments on, the baseline projections for the period 2015-2024. Received comments and suggestions will be compiled and presented at the Paris meeting. Further information and the relevant documents can be found here.