After several turbulent years, global food markets are becoming more balanced
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7 November 2013, Rome – FAO’s market outlook team has released the second of its biannual Food Outlook report. The report shows that food markets are set to be more balanced this year and also in 2014, supported by good production prospects and a strong recovery in world stocks levels. A number of questions have been raised by FAO’s latest analysis, including: What are the main drivers behind the current expectations for more balanced markets and what are the risks?

Mr. Abdolreza Abbassian is a Senior Economist with FAO. In the following interview, he elaborates on the findings of the report and touches on the answers to these questions.
02min. 56sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food prices, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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