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Intergovernmental Group on Grains

The FAO Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Grains represents a forum for intergovernmental consultation and exchange on trends in production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices of grains, including regular appraisal of the global market situation and short term outlook. The Group, under FAO auspices, considers changes in national policies and examines their international effects as pertaining to the current and prospective market situation. The First Session of the FAO Group on Grains was held in May 1957 and since then it has met once in each biennium. Recent sessions have been held jointly with the IGG on rice.

Increasingly, technical side events are organized in conjunction with the IGG to facilitate a dialogue between FAO delegates, international policy makers, and the private sector. Linkages with other international organizations and commodity bodies are encouraged.

Membership in the Group is open to all Member Nations and Associate Members of FAO, including Observers from international organizations and institutions. Nearly all grain importing and exporting countries are Members of the IGG.



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