Concepción Calpe

Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Now retired, Concepción Calpe is a senior economist who has worked for more than 25 years at the FAO. She has occupied various functions at the Commodities and Trade Division, working first on national cereal policies, and then on monitoring developments in Eastern Europe and the former USSR. From 1992 to 1998, she was the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Group on Meat. In 1998, she became Head of the Rice and Roots and Tubers Group and Secretary of the Intergovernmental Group on Rice at the FAO, a position she has held since then.    In her current position, she monitors developments in the international rice market, which are subsequently published in the FAO Rice Market Monitor and other related publications. In addition, she collaborates closely with the OECD team responsible for the Medium Term Agricultural Outlook, carries out policy analysis, dealing in particular with WTO Trade Negotiations, and supervises rice development projects in Africa and Latin America. Since the 2011 launching of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), a G-20 initiative, she has been an active member of the AMIS Secretariat, which is housed at FAO.

Concepción Calpe

Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Now retired, Concepción Calpe is a senior economist who has worked for more than 25 years at the FAO. She has occupied various functions at the Commodities and Trade Division, working first on national cereal policies, and then on monitoring developments in Eastern Europe and the former USSR. From 1992 to 1998, she was the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Group on Meat. In 1998, she became Head of the Rice and Roots and Tubers Group and Secretary of the Intergovernmental Group on Rice at the FAO, a position she has held since then.    In her current position, she monitors developments in the international rice market, which are subsequently published in the FAO Rice Market Monitor and other related publications. In addition, she collaborates closely with the OECD team responsible for the Medium Term Agricultural Outlook, carries out policy analysis, dealing in particular with WTO Trade Negotiations, and supervises rice development projects in Africa and Latin America. Since the 2011 launching of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), a G-20 initiative, she has been an active member of the AMIS Secretariat, which is housed at FAO.