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Title Intergovernmental Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats
Code EST-714
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Legal Framework
Origin

Established by the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) at its Thirty-eighth Session (1965). This body was formerly the Group on Coconut and Coconut Products, whose terms of reference were widened to cover oilseeds, oils and fats.

Rules of Procedure

Revised Rules were adopted at the Sixteenth Session (March 1982).

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

To provide a forum for studies and consultations on the economic aspects of production, processing, consumption, trade and marketing of oilseeds, oils, fats, oilcakes and meals, with particular attention to the problems of developing countries; to identify specific problems calling for short-term action, and to consider all measures which could contribute to the solution of medium- and long-term problems and to submit practical proposals for intergovernmental arrangements.

Secretary Mr Peter Thoenes, EST
Membership

Open to all Members and Associate Members that are substantially interested in the production or consumption of, and trade in, oilseeds, oils and fats or their products. Interested non-Member Nations of the Organization that are Members of the United Nations, any of its Specialized Agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency, may be admitted to Membership by the FAO Council. The Council, at its Forty-eighth Session (1967), approved the participation of the USSR in the Group.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CCP:OF
Division Trade and Markets Division (EST)
Contact information/email

Rita.Ashton@fao.org

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Oilcrops

First Session September 1966
Remarks

Subsidiary Body of the Committee on Commodity Problems