International Conference on Commodity Exchanges
Istanbul, 15-16 May 2007
Hosted by the Government of Turkey with support from the private sector,
FAO is organizing an International Conference on Commodity Exchanges
in Istanbul, 15-16 May 2007. This conference is held in conjunction
important FAO intergovernmental meeting which discusses developments
and prospects in world grain and rice markets. The conference is
the public, free of charge, but requires prior registration. More
hundred FAO-member countries participating in the intergovernmental
group meeting are expected to attend the conference.
The International Commodity Conference will bring together a panel of world
experts to review the evolution of commodity exchanges, the reasons
their success and failures and the role that they can play in facilitating
The full programme, list of speakers and the venue will be announced by
early spring 2007. To find out more about the conference, please
use the following contacts:
Facsimile: ++(39-06) 570-54495
Telephone: ++(39-06) 570-54136 or 570-53264
Food Outlook is issued under the Global Information and Early Warning
System on Food and Agriculture, by collaboration among Services of the
Commodities 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, and will be published twice a year
in June and December. This issue is based on information available
up to 29 November 2006.
Enquiries should be directed to:
Ali Arslan Gürkan, Chief, Basic Foodstuffs Service
Commodities and Trade Division (ESC), FAO – Rome
Facsimile: +39-06-5705-4405, e-mail: [email protected]
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 Commodities and Trade Division website at: http://www.fao.org/es/esc/en/index.html.