Intergovernmental Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats

Groupe intergouvernemental sur les graines oléagineuses et les matières grasses
Grupo Intergubernamental sobre Semillas Oleaginosas, Aceites y Grasas

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1965, by the Committee on Commodity Problems of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as Intergovernmental Group on Coconut and Coconut Products; terms of reference expanded to cover all oilseeds, oils and fats. First session Sep 1966. Revised rules adopted at 16th session, Mar 1982. An Intergovernmental Group (IGG) with Technical Secretariat the responsibility of FAO.


Provide a forum for study and consultation on economic aspects of production, processing, consumption, trade and marketing of oilseeds, oils, fats, oilcakes and meals, with particular attention to problems of developing countries; identify specific problems calling for short-term action and consider all measures which could contribute to solution of medium- and long-term problems; submit practical proposals for intergovernmental arrangements.

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Politics/policy/regulatory; monitoring/assessment; research and development.


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Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Consumption
  • Commerce
    • Trade
    • Market
  • Industry
    • Production
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • Vegetable/Cereal Products
    • Slaughterhouse Products
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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