VIDEO: Tractors are essential to farm productivity, but tractor accidents are a frequent cause of deaths and serious injuries on farms. The OECD system of tests and codes maintain tractor safety and performance standards.
Agriculture is a major user of water. OECD indicators and analysis help governments formulate agriculture policies to use water resources more efficiently and reduce water pollution from agricultural systems.
Farmers face multiple, often simultaneous, sources of agricultural risk - weather, market prices, disease and more. A holistic policy approach by governments can focus on the interaction between risks and empower farmers to manage normal business risk.
Climate change effects on fish stocks will have social and economic effects on fisheries and coastal communities. OECD advises fisheries policy makers on climate change adaptation strategies that take these social and economic consequences into account.
Agricultural income growth is the main factor behind poverty reduction in developing countries. An OECD study analyses the role of agricultural progress in poverty reduction, to find out why some countries are doing better than others.