The International Grains Council, NASA Harvest and OECD have co-organised a webinar on the market outlook post COVID-19, under the working title: Different perspectives for the same objectives: Market transparency and food security.
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the respective organisations will provide forecasts from a market perspective, advice to policymakers and updates on the use of new technologies, including remote sensing which can provide better information to the public.
The global grains trade system has showcased strong resilience to the potential disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic impact and potential adaptation of the trade system to the new reality is bringing fresh uncertainties about supply trends, new consumption patterns and even the wider-ranging impact on the whole agricultural sector.
Using different approaches and tools aimed at enhancing market transparency and food security, the three organisations (IGC, NASA Harvest and OECD) will share their perspectives on agricultural markets, with a particular focus on grains, while examining the complementarity between the different tools used and areas where there is room for improvement.