OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2006

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This twelfth edition of the annual Agricultural Outlook - and the second prepared jointly with the FAO - provides an assessment of agricultural market prospects based on projections that extend to 2015 for production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices of mainly temperate zone agricultural commodities. These projections are based on specific assumptions regarding global macroeconomic conditions, population growth, national agricultural and trade policies, production technologies, and weather conditions.  It shows how these markets are influenced by economic developments and government policies and highlights some of the risks and uncertainties that may influence market outcomes. In addition to OECD countries, the market projections in the report cover a large number of other countries and regions including the agricultural giants of India, China, Brazil and Russia as well as Argentina, South Africa and several least developed countries.

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Partly driven by changing patterns of meat demand due to rising incomes, global meat markets have witnessed a profound transformation over the past 15 years. Consumers and retailers are requiring a broader diversity and higher quality of meat cuts, more ease in preparation and enhanced assurances about product safety. Meanwhile a growing preoccupation about the ways in which meat is produced and sold is driving increased certification requirements, product safety guarantees and rising demand for animal welfare and environmental standards. Concurrently, the resilience of the meat sector to trade and price shocks triggered by recurring and pervasive outbreaks of animal diseases are frequently and increasingly tested.

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