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Governments to discuss high prices and volatile cereal markets Special meeting of the Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Grains and the Intergovernmental Group on Rice

20 Septembre 2010 , Rédigé par APPA Publié dans #Organisations internationales.

FAO: UN Food & Agriculture Organization

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 
 

FAO Press Briefing
Friday 24 September at 17:30 (Rome time)

 

Governments to discuss high prices and volatile cereal markets
Special meeting of the Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Grains and the Intergovernmental Group on Rice

 

 

A special meeting of  FAO’s Intergovernmental Group on Grains and Intergovernmental Group on Rice is being held on September 24 in the light of the recent volatility in world cereal markets.

 

Representatives of FAO member countries and observers are invited to the meeting. They will share information on recent market instability and examine the role of market information and transparency for crops such as grains and rice that are vital for food security.

 

The latest issue of FAO’s quarterly publication on the outlook for global and regional cereal supply and demand (Crop Prospects and Food Situation) will be made available to delegates and the public.  

 

A press briefing follows the meeting at approximately 17:30   

 

 

What:                          Press briefing on one-day meeting of FAO Intergovernmental Group on Grains and IGG on Rice.

 

Who:                           IGG Chair Carlos Fernandez, FAO Assistant Director-General Hafez Ghanem, Economic and Social Development Department, and the FAO Secretary of the IGG on Grains, Abdolreza Abbassian.

 

When:                         Friday, 24 September 201017:30 (Rome time)

 

Where:                        FAO headquarters
                                    Iran Room (Building B)
                                    
Rome, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla (Metro Circo Massimo | map)

 

Accreditation: Accreditation at main entrance to FAO. A valid press card or letter of assignment on company stationary, plus picture ID, required.

 

 

For more information, contact:

 

Erwin Northoff, 
FAO Media Relations
erwin.northoff@fao.org

 

Christopher Matthews, FAO Media Relations 
christopher.matthews@fao.org

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