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This workshope examined how economics working with animal sciences can contribute to a comprehensive and efficient management of livestock disease risks. The proceedings of this workshop are available at the link indicated below.
English, PDF, 2,095kb
Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges Between Science and Economics
English, PDF, 110kb
Livestock Diseases Policies: Highlights of OECD June 2013 Workshop
English, PDF, 664kb
This edition shows that after the historical low reached in 2011, support to agriculture increased slightly in 2012. However, in the longer term perspective, OECD estimations of support confirm the downward trend in support to farmers, although in some emerging economies support is increasing, albeit from a lower base.
Data on government support to agriculture in the OECD area (including European Union) and other major economies, measured by indicators including the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate.
Government support for agriculture in the world’s leading farming nations rose during 2012, bucking a long-term downward trend and reversing historic lows recorded in 2011, according to the latest version of an annual OECD report.
This OECD database is a compilation of policies relating to support within the fertiliser and biofuels sectors of several countries. The data cover the period from 1995 to 2012 for biofuels and from 2000 to 2012 for fertilisers, depending on data availability.
Eliminating global hunger is more about raising the incomes of the poor than an issue of food prices. This study considers how changes to the world’s food and agriculture system can contribute to improvements in food security in developing countries, and the policy recommendations proposed seek to improve the coherence of OECD countries’ policies and contribute to multilateral initiatives towards global food security.
What role can governments play in agricultural innovation? This report reviews recent trends in agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and looks at how governments can contribute to agricultural productivity and sustainability by fostering innovation in the agri-food sector.