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Tunisia takes part in FAO's third ministerial meeting.

TUNIS, (TAP) - Minister of Agriculture Lassaad Lachaal called for the need to develop the "governance of the international agricultural commodity markets," through the harmonisation of working tools regionally and internationally. Mr. Lachaal who chaired, Monday, the third ministerial meeting of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), held in Rome, on "governance of international agricultural commodity markets," pointed to "deficiencies" in collecting reliable information and in updating these data related to the level of stocks and trends of agricultural commodity products. In this connection, he empasised the need for a stronger institutional framework to promote the co-ordination of agricultural policies. According to him, the achievement of the objectives assigned in this field depends on the improvement of the quality of data and information, and making them available to different stakeholders, which will strengthen efficient decision-making on time, through the development of risk management. For his part, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said "governments ought to review the way international agricultural commodity markets are governed," adding that Commodity markets caught global attention due to volatile food prices in the past five years.. The Committee on Commodity Problems is a technical committee of the FAO made up of more than 100 members established in 1946. Its purpose is to to keep commodity problems of an international character affecting production, trade, distribution and consumption, and related economic matters under review. Its current session is held from October 7 to 9 at the FAO headquarters.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
Date:Oct 7, 2014
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