Publications & Documents


  • 31-October-2016

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    Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the United States

    The US food and agriculture sector is innovative, competitive and export-oriented. Changes in national and global demand offer further opportunities for US agri-food products, although climate change and other resource constraints could create additional challenges, in particular in some regions. Maintaining high productivity growth, while improving the sustainable use of resources will require further innovation. In a policy environment generally favourable to investment  and innovation, the strong US agricultural innovation system is expected to continue to create innovations that will be widely adopted, to the extent that these can be widely accepted.

     

  • 30-September-2016

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    Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Turkey

    Productivity growth in the Turkish agricultural sector is supported today by better technologies, crop varieties and animal breeds. Yet improvements have slowed since the late 2000s, and the productivity gap between agriculture and the rest of the economy remains large. To overcome these challenges, Turkey will need to reduce the substantial technological and human resource disparities between small-holder and commercial segments in agriculture, and ensure more equal regional development. Considerable structural adjustment is also required, both within agriculture and in the overall economy, supported by broad policy actions in the areas of labour, education, social security systems, and land reform. Important efforts have been made to boost national innovation systems, but there remains considerable catch up in terms of the quality and impact of R&D.

     

  • 29-July-2016

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    Explanatory note - July 2016 update of the List of Varieties - OECD Codes and Schemes

    The explanatory note displays instructions for the listing of varieties eligible for certification under the Rules of the OECD Seed Schemes. It displays a foreword, the key to symbols used, the list of country codes and the list of eligible species.

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  • 29-July-2016

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    OECD List of Varieties eligible for seed certification - July 2016 update of the List of Varieties - OECD Codes and Schemes

    The official list of seed varieties which have been accepted by National Designated Authorities of participating countries as eligible for certification in accordance with the rules of the OECD Seed Schemes.

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  • 4-July-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

    The overriding challenge facing the global agriculture and food system is formidable: to feed a growing world population in a sustainable and climate-friendly way. It’s only appropriate that this year’s Outlook gives a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa – a region of over one billion people where the challenge of food security is at its most acute, and one that is feeling the brunt of climate change.

  • 4-July-2016

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at the FAO in Rome on 4 July 2016

    The Secretary-General presented the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 alongside Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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  • 4-July-2016

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    OECD and FAO see likely end to period of high agricultural prices but call for vigilance

    The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook. But the two organisations warn of the need to be vigilant as the probability of a major price swing remains high.

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  • 4-July-2016

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    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025

    The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 provides an assessment of prospects for the coming decade of the national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets across 41 countries and 12 regions, including OECD countries (European Union as a region) and other key agricultural producers, such as India, China, Brazil, the Russian Federation and Argentina among others. This year's special feature focuses on the prospects and challenges of the agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. This edition marks the twelfth year of partnership between the two organisations.

  • 30-June-2016

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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 funding in 2017 is now OPEN. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.

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  • 16-June-2016

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    More ambitious policies needed to address changes facing agriculture

    Governments need to implement more ambitious policies to address the global challenges facing agriculture, notably a shift away from direct support to farmers towards greater assistance for innovation systems that will improve productivity and sustainability, according to a new OECD report.

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