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13-February-2012

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Improving Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems - OECD Conference Proceedings

This conference proceedings from the OECD Conference on Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS), held in Paris, on 15-17 June 2011, discusses a large range of experiences and approaches to AKS  explores how to foster development and adoption of innovation to meet global food security and climate change challenges. The conference considered developments in institutional frameworks, public and private roles and partnerships, regulatory

8-February-2012

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Structural Change in Commodity Markets: Have Agricultural Markets Become Thinner?

Market thinness, where there are few buying or selling offers, can contribute to price volatility. Contrary to general assumptions, agricultural commodity markets have not become 'thinner', according to this study of trade in selected commodities from 1970 to 2010.

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1-February-2012

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OECD Standard Codes for the Official Testing of Agricultural and Forestry Tractors - 2015

OECD Standard Codes allow participating countries to perform tractor tests according to harmonised procedures, and to obtain OECD official approvals which facilitate international trade. They include the testing of tractor performance, driver safety and noise measurement.

14-December-2011

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International Agreements for Commodity Price Stabilisation: An Assessment

Low stocks to use ratios of recent years were one of the contributory factors to the grain price spike in 2007-08, says this paper on international stockholding arrangements with economic provisions for stabilising world agricultural commodity prices.

7-December-2011

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Agricultural Commodity Price Volatility: An Overview

Recent years have witnessed a sharp increase in many commodity prices. This report examines the question of whether commodity price volatility has materially changed with the rapid run up in world prices in 2006-09, followed by an equally sharp decline in many commodity prices.

6-December-2011

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Fostering Productivity and Competitiveness in Agriculture

Ensuring stronger productivity growth is essential in responding to increased demand for agricultural products. This report looks at developments in productivity and competitiveness in the agricultural and food processing sectors, focusing on research and development (R&D).

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25-November-2011

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Fostering Productivity and Competitiveness in Agriculture

This report reviews economic concepts of innovation, research and development (R&D), productivity and competitiveness, and their linkages. It then discusses evidence on developments in productivity and competitiveness in the agricultural and food processing sectors and on the relationship between agricultural productivity and farm size, factor intensity, farm specialisation, human capital, consumer demand, the natural environment,

24-November-2011

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Food and Agriculture

As part of the OECD Green Growth Strategy, this new series aims to provide in-depth reviews of the green growth issues faced by different sectors. The agriculture and fisheries sectors have an important role to play in contributing to greener growth, in particular through facilitating the uptake of green technologies and management practices and reducing waste in the food chain. This will involve a range of policies, including: the

17-November-2011

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Modelling the Distributional Implications of Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries

No untargeted agricultural policy intervention is pro-poor within the rural economy, says this study of farm households in Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua and Vietnam using the new Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM).

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8-November-2011

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Video: Re-energising Global Agricultural Productivity - interview with OECD's Ken Ash

OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Ken Ash speaks with Rose O'Donovan, editor of Agra Focus and Agra Facts, about agricultural productivity, reform of the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and ensuring global food security.

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