In most OECD countries, farm household incomes figure prominently among the wide and growing range of concerns described as motivating policy interventions in agriculture.
One in five of the world's population live in extreme poverty, with a per capita income of less than a dollar a day.
OECD analysis has provided ample evidence of the shortcomings that plague many current farm policies. This report takes the next step and suggests where to go from here. It shows that countries can reap the gains of market-orientation and open tr...
Analysis in this tenth edition of Agricultural Policies in Transition Economies: Trends in Policies and Support demonstrates that the transition has brought about a notable overall reduction in the policy distortions in the agricultural sectors of the countries covered.
The recorded use of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on food and agricultural products -- such as plant and animal health requirements and technical regulations -- has risen rapidly in recent years.
Common environmental objectives in most OECD countries include clean air, clean water, reductions in toxic emissions and household waste and the conservation of natural resources. From prohibitions and technical standards to tradable permits, tax...
Chinese decision-makers are grappling with policy choices that will optimise the gains from China’s integration into the international trading system in harmony with social, regional and sustainable development goals.
China’s food processing sector has arrived at a decisive stage.
The pace of growth in China's agricultural sector is remarkable. Over the past 20 years, food production has outpaced population growth, and enhanced the nutritional status of a billion people.
Selected text from communiqués on agriculture issued by various OECD Ministerial level meetings, including the 2010 OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting.