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Agricultural output growth to keep food prices low over the coming decade, but many uncertainties are ahead

Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below their current levels.

OECD and FAO, 8 July 2019

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