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Cost-benefit analysis can help identify least-cost solutions of non-tariff measures (NTMs) designed to ensure that imported products meet domestic requirements, says this report featuring three case studies from the agri-food sector.
Government support to Israeli farmers has fallen but some market distorting policies remain. This assessment of Israel's agricultural policy also looks at the environmental performance of Israeli agriculture, including water resource management.
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A background note on risk management in agriculture, prepared for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in 2010.
Financial market speculation did not cause the price bubble in agricultural futures markets in 2007-08, according to this preliminary study on the impact of index and swap fund participation in these commodity futures markets.
A study of the design and implementation of environmental standards and regulations, taxes, payments, tradable permit schemes and other policy measures to address agri-environmental issues.
While agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is also a source of carbon storage in soils. Farmers will have to adapt to the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. This report considers how to design policies that address these issues.
2010 archive of OECD Producer and Consumer Support Estimates.
This paper presents statistical indicators of risk exposure at the individual/farm level, and micro model simulation results on strategies for risk management in agriculture.
Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is designed to identify fishery rebuilding and harvest strategies that are robust to uncertainty and natural variation, and that balance biological and socioeconomic objectives.
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.