Trade and markets
 > Economic > Trade and Markets > Commodity markets > Welcome to the Oilcrops Market Network - Free subscription!

Oilcrops market network

The Oilcrops Market Network (OMN) is administered by the Trade and Markets Division of FAO. The purpose of this electronic service is to provide an informal forum for the discussion, among subscribers, of issues relevant to the national and international markets for oilcrops, oils&fats and oilcakes&meals. Users are requested to enhance the scope of the service by supplying information on current market developments, including on technical and economic factors having an impact on production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices.

The network is open, free of charge, to all the persons or firms that want to subscribe. Registered users are invited to supply articles, publications and statistical reports on the oilcrops sector in their respective countries/regions. They are also encouraged to post questions and answers on topics of interest related to oilcrops. Contributions are welcome in either English, French or Spanish. FAO will periodically contribute its market reports on oilcrops to this network and act as a moderator, receiving and forwarding participants' messages.

In summary, the two objectives of this service are
a)   the direct exchange of information on oilcrops markets between List members via the FAO mail server;
b)   the circulation of FAO's reports dealing with current developments in the world market for oilcrops.

To subscribe to the network/mailing list, assuming your name is Nancy Brown:
-    send an Email to
-    leave the subject blank and enter the following text in the body of  the message:  SUBscribe Oilcrops-L Nancy Brown
-    the Email-address associated with your message will be picked up automatically by the system

To send contributions or queries, write to the List-address

To contact the List-owner at FAO, use Oilcrops-L-request@LISTSERV.FAO.ORG

To unsubscribe from the network/mailing list:
-    send a blank Email to  Oilcrops-L-signoff-request@LISTSERV.FAO.ORG -  making sure you are using the very Email-address that you’ve  used when you subscribed to the list

It would be appreciated if, once subscribed, you send an Email to the above List-address providing the following information:

₋ your name & affiliation (name and type of institution/business)
₋ postal address, phone, fax, Email
₋ main areas of interest and type of information that you can contribute to the Network (e.g. statistics, market commentary, newspaper clippings, weather/production reports, policy papers, etc.)


Peter Thoenes
Commodity Specialist (oilcrops)
Basic Foodstuffs Service
Tel: +3906 57053498
Fax: +3906 57054495