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24-April-2013

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Capacity Building in the OECD Seed Schemes

Capacity building, where staff members of designated national certification and inspection authorities are trained in all aspects of the OECD Seed Schemes and their implementation and monitoring, ensures that only high quality seeds are traded internationally. This brochure offers comprehensive guidelines on capacity building activities in OECD Seed Scheme member and applicant countries.

15-April-2013

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Solving the food crisis

Eliminating hunger and malnutrition, and achieving wider global food security are among the most intractable problems humanity faces. While many once poor countries are now developing rapidly, the world as a whole is unlikely to meet the first Millennium Development Goal target of halving, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the world’s population who suffer from hunger.

10-April-2013

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Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship

The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for 2015 has closed. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.

9-April-2013

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Podcast: Agricultural innovation - EuroChoices interview with Ken Ash, OECD Trade and Agriculture Director

Demand for food and feed is increasing worldwide, and there is greater pressure on land, water and biodiversity. Agriculture policymakers face the challenge of increasing innovation, improving agricultural productivity growth and make more efficient use of available natural resources. In this interview for EuroChoices, OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Ken Ash explains the role that innovation will play in the future of food.

27-March-2013

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Broccoli: International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables

This international standard applies to broccoli of varieties (cultivars) grown from Brassica oleracea var.italica Plenck to be supplied fresh to the consumer, broccoli for industrial processing being excluded.

19-February-2013

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PCD in Focus: Non-Tariff Measures in Agri‑Food Trade: Improving Policy Coherence for Development

Governments are increasingly called upon to respond to a variety of concerns raised by society in many areas such as the environment, animal welfare and food safety. And they are asked to do so in a coherent manner. To address any market imperfections, governments have a number of options available to intervene, including regulatory, subsidy or tax based measures.

6-February-2013

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Estimating the Constraints to Agricultural Trade of Developing Countries

Agricultural trade can be a powerful engine for economic growth, poverty reduction, and development. However, efforts by developing countries to expand their agricultural trade are often hampered by domestic supply-side constraints such as lack of trade-related infrastructure. This report looks at some of the most important of these constraints, and features case studies from Indonesia, Zambia and Mozambique.

6-February-2013

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Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector: Proceedings of a Joint FAO/OECD Workshop

To help meet the challenges posed by climate change, the agriculture sector should increase its resilience. This book presents the summary and papers from a joint workshop by FAO and OECD that looked at how agriculture can build resilience for adaptation to climate change.

1-February-2013

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Watermelons - International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables

This brochure presents the standard that applies to watermelons of varieties (cultivars) grown from Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai to be supplied fresh to the consumer, watermelons for industrial processing being excluded. It is published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962.

28-January-2013

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OECD calls for better alignment of energy policy, public finances and environmental goals

Two new OECD reports provide wide-ranging evidence of how reforming subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuels can help countries boost finances and meet green objectives.

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