Food and Agriculture
Committee

food-agriculture
Metin-Akman

Chair

Metin Akman

Trouw Nutrition Turkey (Türkiye)

Rokas-Morkunas

Lead

Rokas Morkūnas

Policy Manager

Vice-Chair

Natasha Santos

Bayer AG (Germany)

Vice-Chair

Mauricio Garcia de Quevedo

FIAB (Spain)

Vice-Chair

Patricio Caso

Coca-Cola (Mexico)

Vice-Chair

Gabriela Wurcel

FMC Coporation (US) 

Vice-Chair

Ghislaine Weder

Nestlé (Switzerland) 

Vice-Chair

Kristina Sermuksnyte-Alesiuniene

LPK (Lithuania) 

Vice-Chair

Mark Ball

Syngenta (Switzerland) 

Vice-Chair

Martin Schäfer

BASF SE (Germany) 

  • 01.

    Overview

    Our Food and Agriculture Committee is the primary private sector channel through which to follow and contribute to the OECD’s wide ranging work on food and agriculture issues, such as: green growth and agriculture – including projects on private sector initiatives for improving energy efficiency in the agri–food chain–, nitrogen and farm–level innovation dynamics, transformation of global agri-food systems and work on promoting innovation in agriculture. The Committee also coordinates with the Business at OECD Health Committee on nutrition and obesity and with Environment and Energy Committee on sustainable farming practices and aligning agricultural policies with environmental goals.

  • 03.

    Business engagement at OECD

    The OECD is a global leader of statistics, forecasts, and evidence–based policy recommendations in the area of food and agriculture. Its annual publications, such as Monitoring and Evaluating Agricultural Policies and the OECD–FAO Agricultural Outlook, are closely followed by policymakers and industry. The OECD’s policy work contributes to bettering food systems towards in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The OECD contributes actively to the G20, including on the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS).
     
    The Food and Agriculture Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Committee on Agriculture
    • OECD Committee for Fisheries
    • OECD Working Party on Agricultural Policies & Markets
    • OECD Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment
    • OECD Global Forum on Agriculture
    • OECD Food Chain Network
  • 02.

    2022 priorities

    • Sustainable food systems
    • Agriculture resilience as part of a green, sustainable and inclusive recovery
    • Agricultural policies and markets
    • Trade and agriculture, including disruptions to supply chains
    • Agriculture and the environment
    • Agriculture and digital innovation, including promoting agricultural capacities, enabling digital infrastructure
    • Agriculture and innovation, promoting an enabling policy and regulatory environment
    • Food price inflation and reducing market uncertainty