Publications & Documents


  • 7-April-2016

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    2016 OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers - opening remarks

    The OECD has a long history of accompanying governments in their efforts to improve agricultural and food policies. Please use this meeting to tell us how we should continue to do that in the years to come.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Food and agriculture: A new policy paradigm

    Long-term strategic investments are essential if agriculture is to cope with challenges, such as climate change, and take advantage of opportunities, such as the emergence of new niche markets for food.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Agriculture and Climate Change Policy Note April 2016

    Policy recommendations on agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation from OECD, last updated April 2016.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Agriculture and Water Policy Note April 2016

    Policy recommendations on agriculture and water from OECD, last updated April 2016.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Tackling the challenges of agriculture groundwater use

    Policy note summarising the findings of the report Drying wells, rising stakes.

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  • 6-April-2016

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    Food Security and the Sustainable Development Goals - OECD Insights blog

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a significant number of interconnected objectives related to agriculture and food.

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  • 6-April-2016

    English

    Towards a Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Food System

    OECD Observer article by US Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack and French Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry Stephane Le Foll, Co-Chairs of the 2016 OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting.

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  • 5-April-2016

    English

    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 5 - OECD Consensus Documents

    This series represents a compilation of the biosafety consensus documents developed by the OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology over the periods 2011-12 (Volume 5) and 2013-15 (Volume 6). Volumes 5 and 6 describe the biology, centres of origin, genetics, hybridisation, production and use, and ecology elements of several crops (sugarcane, cassava, sorghum, common bean, cucurbits) and trees (eucalyptus species). They also provide considerations on pathogenicity factors in assessing the potential adverse health effects of bacteria, and the low level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.
    The consensus documents contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of products of modern biotechnology, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms), when intended for release in the environment. As such, it should be of value to applicants for use of genetically-engineered organisms in agriculture mainly, to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities for their biosafety assessments, as well as the wider scientific community. More information on this OECD programme is found at BioTrack online (www.oecd.org/biotrack).

     

  • 5-April-2016

    English

    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 6 - OECD Consensus Documents

    This series represents a compilation of the biosafety consensus documents developed by the OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology over the periods 2011-12 (Volume 5) and 2013-15 (Volume 6). Volumes 5 and 6 describe the biology, centres of origin, genetics, hybridisation, production and use, and ecology elements of several crops (sugarcane, cassava, sorghum, common bean, cucurbits) and trees (eucalyptus species). They also provide considerations on pathogenicity factors in assessing the potential adverse health effects of bacteria, and the low level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.
    The consensus documents contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of products of modern biotechnology, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms), when intended for release in the environment. As such, it should be of value to applicants for use of genetically-engineered organisms in agriculture mainly, to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities for their biosafety assessments, as well as the wider scientific community. More information on this OECD programme is found at BioTrack online (www.oecd.org/biotrack).
     

  • 11-March-2016

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    Launch of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains

    11 March, Paris, France: This high-level launch event included a panel discussion that addressed the potential impacts of companies operating in agricultural supply chains on human, labour and tenure rights.

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