OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011

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This is the seventeenth edition of the Agricultural Outlook and the seventh co-edition prepared jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This report provides world market trends for biofuels, cereals, oilseeds, sugar, meats, dairy products and, for the first time, the fisheries sector over the 2011-20 period. This edition also includes an evaluation of recent developments, key issues and uncertainties in those commodity markets. The projections are the result of close co-operation with national experts in OECD and non-OECD countries. A jointly developed modelling system, based on the OECD’s AGLINK and on the FAO’s COSIMO models, facilitates consistency in the projections.  In the context of the G20 discussions on agriculture, a section of the report is devoted this year to the policy responses to price volatility.

English Also available in: French, Spanish


The Agricultural Outlook is a collaborative effort of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Bringing together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both Organisations and input from collaborating member countries, it provides an updated annual assessment of the medium-term development of global commodity markets, using the Aglink-Cosimo model1 to generate a consistent set of commodity projections and for the analysis of issues. The baseline projection is not a forecast about the future, but rather a plausible scenario of what can be expected to happen under a certain set of assumptions, such as the macroeconomic environment over the coming ten years, as well as current agricultural and trade policy settings around the world.

English Also available in: Spanish, French



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