Ministers meet at FAO to discuss role of commodity markets
Ministerial Meeting EN
6 October 2014, Rome--- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a Ministerial Meeting for commodity markets today in Rome, with a great push in support of small farmers. According to Graziano Da Silva, Governments need to review the way international agricultural commodity markets are governed keeping in mind this sector employs more than a billion people globally and accounts for a fifth of the world’s economic activity.

Opening remarks by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General (statement from the press conference).
2min. 38sec.

Questions and answers (from the press conference).
11min. 06sec.

David Hallam is the Director of the Trade and Markets Division at FAO in Rome. In the following interview he elaborates on the market conditions which prompted similar Ministerial Meetings over the past few years and why the topic of Governance is such an important one now.
08min. 00sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Press conference, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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