June 2009  
 Food Outlook
  Global Market Analysis

Previous pageTable Of Contents

MARKET SUMMARIES

CEREALS

WHEAT

COARSE GRAINS

RICE

OILSEEDS, OILS AND MEALS

SUGAR

MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS

OCEAN FREIGHT RATES

Special features

Appendix Tables

Market indicators and food import bills

THE FAO PRICE INDICES

NOTES

NOTE

 

Panel Discussion and one-day Symposium
Santiago, Chile, 4-6 November 2009

In conjunction with the joint meeting of the Intergovernmental Groups (IGGs) on Oilseeds, Oils, and Fats (30th Session), on Grains (32nd Session) and on Rice (43rd Session), an informal panel discussion is planned for Thursday morning,  5 November. The panel discussion brings together leading experts to discuss two distinctive topics (i) the role of financial and energy sectors in recent hikes and successive falls of food prices and (ii) coping with climate change. In addition, hosted by the Government of Chile, a one-day symposium, titled Value Chains for Oilseeds, Oils and Fats, Grains and Rice: Status and Outlook will take place on Friday 6 November. The panel discussion and the symposium are open to the public, free of charge, but require prior registration. FAO-member countries participating in the intergovernmental group meeting are expected to attend these events.

The full programme, list of speakers, registration form and the venue will shortly be available at the following web site: http://www.fao.org/es/esc/en/15/120/132/events_584.html

Any inquiries should be directed to:

Rita.Ashton @fao.org

Registration required

 

Food Outlook is issued under the Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture, by collaboration among Services of the Markets and Trade Division and other FAO units. The International Grain Council Contributes the Ocean Freight Rates section. Food Outlook provides information on latest developments in agricultural markets and sets the global and regional commodity production, utilization, trade and price context for food security. It is published twice a year in June and November. This issue is based on information available up to October 2008.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Ms C. Calpe, Commodity Markets, Policy Analysis and Projections Service

Markets and Trade Division, FAO – Rome

Facsimile: +39-06-5705-4495, e-mail: giews1@fao.org

 GIEWS   The Global Information and Early Warning System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
 

GIEWS continuously monitors crop prospects and the food security situation at global, regional, national and sub-national levels and warns of impending food difficulties and emergencies. Established in the wake of world food crisis of the early 1970’s, the GIEWS maintains a unique data base on all aspects of food supply and demand for every country of the world. The System regularly provides policy makers and the international community with up-to-date and accurate information so that timely interventions can be planned and suffering avoided.

 

Food Outlook and other GIEWS reports are available on the internet as part of the FAO World Wide Web (www.fao.org) at the following URL address: http://www.fao.org/giews. In addition, some of the GIEWS regular reports can be received by e-mail through automatic mailing lists: subscription information is available at http://www.fao.org/giews/english/listserv.htm. Other relevant commodity studies, technical documents and featured publications on wide range of topical issues are available on the FAO Markets and Trade Division website at: http://www.fao.org/es/esc/en/index.html.

Previous pageTable Of Contents

 

GIEWS   global information and early warning system on food and agriculture