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Revised OECD draft framework for analysing the role of governments in improving agriculture innovation
The OECD report on Climate Change, Water and Agriculture reviews the main linkages between the three as a means to identifying and discussing adaptation strategies for better use and conservation of water resources.
Data on government support to agriculture in the OECD area and other major economies, measured by the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate.
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.
European support to farm incomes has decreased substantially over the past 20 years, according to this report. Farmers earned 22% of total annual receipts from government support over the 2008-10 period, down from 39% annually over the 1986-88 period.
More efficient and equitable agricultural policies will require better targeting of income support and, in turn, better information on the income and wealth situation of the agricultural population, according to this study of Canada, the United States and the European Union.
A focus on reducing market price support is the key to effective agricultural policy reform, says this study of farm reforms in the United States, European Union, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Switzerland.
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A study of water (irrigation) pricing in France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Mexico, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).
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Links to EU sites on agri-environmental issues.
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Agri-environmental indicators for the European Union and data on the environmental performance of EU agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).