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“We cannot return to business-as-usual” has been a constant refrain since the economic crisis started. How can new growth sources be tapped? What about fighting poverty, and ensuring food and energy supplies while safeguarding our planet? OECD experts discuss the issues.
Unpredictability is one of the reasons food commodity prices have been so volatile over the past year. With prices on the rise the global bill for food imports will top a trillion dollars, a level not seen since prices peaked in 2008.
In his speech for the release of the OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook in Rome, Italy, Angel Gurría said that the macroeconomic prospects underlying it are more favourable, supply response has been strong, stocks are healthier and most of the ad hoc restrictions on agricultural exports have been lifted.
The key tables on agriculture and food comprise data on subsidies to agriculture as well as production and also data on fisheries. Historical data usually refer to the latest eight time periods.
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An overview of current OECD work in food, agriculture and fisheries
In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.
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An overview of the most important results and policy conclusions from recent and ongoing OECD work on agriculture.
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In dieser Sammlung von Hintergrunddokumenten werden einige der wichtigsten Ergebnisse und grundsätzlichen Schlussfolgerungen der Arbeiten der OECD zur Landwirtschaft zusammengefasst.
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Country questionnaire for the OECD publication Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture
Policy Principles for Food and Agriculture and Guidance Concerning the Strategic Orientation of Future Work to be Undertaken by OECD- (Text agreed by representatives of the OECD countries, the EU and of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Romania, the Russian Federation, and Slovenia).