While overall producer support in the OECD area continues to slowly decline, differences in support levels across OECD countries remain large.
Approximately two-thirds of the world’s poor live in rural areas, where farming is the principal economic activity. This study considers how government policies can raise the incomes of agricultural and rural households, and thereby improve poor peoples’ access to food.
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.