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Agriculture prices to ease, Global Targets on Climate, Hunger unlikely to be met in 2021-30: FAO, OECD report

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The ‘OECD‑FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021‑2030’ report released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) & UN’s FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization) states that the prices of Food commodities are set to become cheaper in 2021-30 and the global targets on reducing hunger and CO2 emissions are unlikely to be met under current policies.

  • The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook is an annual report, which serves as a consensus assessment of the 10 year prospects for agricultural commodity and fish markets at national, regional and global levels.
  • The report saves as a reference for forward looking policy analysis and planning.

Food Communities

Food Commodities may become cheap due to increase in productivity. Chinese demand will remain a driver of global agricultural markets particularly for meat, fish and feed grains.

Overall Greenhouse gas emissions

The report forecasts an 4% increase in overall greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture during 2021-30, With Livestock accounting for 80% of the increase.


i.The report states that without any additional efforts UN’s goal of ‘Zero Hunger’ by 2030 will be missed.

  • The average global food availability per person is expected to grow by 4% over the next 10 years (% varies region wise), reaching just over 3025 kcal/day in 2030.
  • Additional efforts are needed to achieve the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended net intake of 400g of fruits and vegetables per person per day.

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About Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Secretary-General –  Mathias Cormann
Headquarters –  Paris, France

About Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Director-General – QU Dongyu
Headquarters – Rome, Italy