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Technical Focus
The Economist (Trade) will conduct studies and analytical work and support capacity development on agricultural trade and related issues. The work focuses on supporting Members on trade policy and trade agreements by providing information, analysis and evidence-based policy recommendations; supporting capacity development; and facilitating policy dialogue on agrifood trade issues.

Organizational Setting
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through its Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind.
The Markets and Trade Division (EST) monitors and analyses trends in international, regional and national agricultural commodity markets, collecting and disseminating comprehensive market and policy information concerning the major traded commodities and those important to food security. It also undertakes forward-looking outlook studies. The Division analyses issues that affect global food and agricultural trade, including policy analysis of trade measures and agreements, and provides technical support and capacity development to member countries in all these areas. Through its Global Information and Early Warning Service, the Division is also responsible for FAO’s early warnings on food shortfalls and food security problems. The Division houses the secretariats of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP), the Intergovernmental Commodity Groups (IGGs), and the G20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS).
The position is located in the Markets and Trade Division (EST) at FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy.

Reporting Lines
The Economist (Trade) reports to the Senior Economist, Trade Team, Markets and Trade Division.

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