OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028

Key messages

  • Following several years of relatively calm market conditions, world agricultural markets today face mounting risks, including policy uncertainty from trade tensions
  • Productivity is projected to outpace demand growth, which implies declining real food prices. This is good news for poor consumers, but will put pressure on farm incomes
  • Global food demand follows population growth as per-capita consumption of many food items levels off
  • Open, transparent and predictable trade is important for global food security – regions experiencing rapid population growth are not those where food production can be increased sustainably
  • This year's edition focuses on the prospects and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

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