The nineteenth edition of the Agricultural Outlook, and the ninth prepared jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), provides projections to 2022 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish. Notable in the 2013 report is the inclusion of cotton for the first time and a special feature on China.
Higher costs and strong demand are expected to keep commodity prices well above historical averages with a high risk of price volatility given tight stocks, a changeable policy environment and increasing weather-related production risks. China is projected to maintain its self-sufficiency in certain key food commodities while increasing its trade and integration in world agricultural markets.
- 27 June 2013
Feeding China: Prospects and challenges in the next decade
This chapter has been developed and written in collaboration among FAO, OECD, the AII of CAAS, and the Ministry of Agriculture of China. However, the data, analysis and projections are those of FAO/OECD and do not necessarily represent those of its collaborating partners.