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  • 6-November-2006

    English

    Environment, water resources and agricultural policies: lessons from China and OECD countries

    China has the world's largest population but very limited supplies of water. This conference proceedings examines how China can best use its limited water resources in agriculture.

  • 31-July-2006

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    Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: At a Glance - 2006 Edition

    Support to farmers in OECD countries accounted for 29% of farm receipts in 2005. The current level of support is the same as almost a decade ago and varies widely across countries.

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  • 14-June-2006

    English

    Coherence of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies

    At a time when agriculture is no longer the dominant sector in rural economies in OECD countries, this study examines the advantages of developing coherence between agricultural and rural development policies.

  • 25-April-2006

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    Trade, Agriculture and Development: Policies Working Together

    Why is policy coherence for development important to policy makers, producers and the rural poor? How does it affect global agricultural trade? Can greater policy coherence help reduce poverty reduction and alleviate hunger?

  • 19-April-2006

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    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies - South Africa

    Agricultural reform has made a major contribution to the social and economic changes in South Africa over the past decade. But what are the challenges facing the government as it attempts to broaden participation of black farmers in commercial agriculture and boost the sector’s competitiveness ?

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  • 6-February-2006

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    Taxation and Social Security in Agriculture

    Greater integration of farming into economy-wide social safety nets or tax systems could help tackle instability and low incomes in the sector, says this study of the treatment of farmers within the tax and social security systems of OECD countries.

  • 3-February-2006

    English

    Multifunctionality in Agriculture: What Role for Private Initiatives?

    This report sheds light on potential alternative non-government solutions to resolving problems created by agriculture practices. The approaches analysed include market mechanisms, the promotion of private transactions, and voluntary approaches.

  • 3-February-2006

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    The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policies

    An analytical framework is developed in this report in order to examine the trade-offs in policy choice between the precision of targeting, the degree of decoupling and policy related transaction costs.

  • 3-February-2006

    English

    Multifunctionality in Agriculture: Evaluating the degree of jointness, policy implications

    These proceedings examine the nature and strength of jointness between agricultural commodity production and non-commodity outputs from the perspective of three areas important to the agricultural sector: rural development, environmental externalities and food security.

  • 11-November-2005

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies - China

    This review examines China’s agricultural policy context and trends while measuring the extent of support provided to its agriculture on the basis of consistent and internationally comparable analysis.

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