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Government support to agriculture in OECD countries fell to 19% of total farm receipts in 2011, a record low driven by developments in international commodity markets, rather than by explicit policy changes, according to the report Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012.
This overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases focuses on government policies relating to livestock health systems and compensation scheme designs, and includes case studies of Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands and Viet Nam.
How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
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.
Australia should improve governance of its drought policy, consider developing an insurance market for drought risk and help farmers adapt to climate change, says this review of agricultural risk management in the country. (OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Paper No. 39)
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Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.
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Booklet for the conference on biosecurity organised by CSIRO in Canberra, November 2009 on the threats and opportunities, and sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CRP).
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Describes the sort of scientific agricultural research the CRP is interested in sponsoring or giving grants for researchers to carry out in another country, aiding international co-operation, international collaboration and networking; or for funding international conferences.
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A study of water (irrigation) pricing in Australia, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).
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Country questionnaire for the OECD publication Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture