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This second newsletter provides analysis and data from the OECD that is relevant to
analysts and policy makers.
This report provides a framework to understand the changing relationships between urban and rural areas. Specifically, it documents the characteristics of these partnerships and the factors that can hinder as well as enable rural-urban co-operation.
The OECD and the FAO are working together to develop a practical guidance to help investors identify and avoid infringing widely-supported principles of responsible business conduct in the agricultural sector.
The aim of this seminar is to build institutional capacities and transfer methodologies to the Ukrainian policy makers on areas which could improve the country’s agricultural competitiveness and sustain Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), building on the OECD know-how and reflecting on the Trento experience.
LEED Trento Centre (Italy)
This paper examines the heavily supported Swiss food and agriculture sector. It reviews some of the
key features and trends in the sector and reveals its low relative labour productivity in international comparison.
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.
The OECD Insights blog discusses the new report on 'Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies'.
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.
Climate change and rising demand are making it harder to meet the world’s water needs. At World Water Week 2013, the OECD will explore how to better manage this vital resource.
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.