Global trade in food and agricultural products more than doubles in the last two decades

Rome, Oct 3: Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries’ exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world’s total, according to a new report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FAO reports said.

Fruit and vegetable vendor in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan. By participating in global value chains, smallholder farmers can boost their food production and income. Image credit: FAO