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Innovation allowed us to continuously increase our ability to produce food for growing populations and remains a key driver of poverty reduction in poor rural economies, according to OECD Secretary-General. But governments need to pay attention to policy issues such as regulation, intellectual property rights and public acceptance of new technologies in order to realise the full potential of existing knowledge.
Policy Principles for Food and Agriculture and Guidance Concerning the Strategic Orientation of Future Work to be Undertaken by OECD- (Text agreed by representatives of the OECD countries, the EU and of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Romania, the Russian Federation, and Slovenia).
Politikgrundsätze für die Bereiche Ernährung und Landwirtschaft sowie Orientierungshilfen zur strategischen Ausrichtung der künftig von der OECD zu leistenden Arbeiten.
In his opening remarks at the agriculture ministerial meeting, Angel Gurría said that the main challenge is to define what policy makers can do to create a competitive agro-food sector capable of feeding a growing world and conserving natural resources for future generations.
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Information Note for Venue Busan Korea 10-11 June 2010
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A report on policy options to provide income support and separately to improve environmental performance, as well as the links between environmental regulations, agri-environmental payments and cross compliance in agriculture.
With billions more people to feed, world food production will have to rise by nearly 50 % in the next 20 years. The farming sector will also be faced with diminishing land and water resources and the impact of climate change.
Statements, position papers and a video of the press conference from the meeting of OECD agriculture ministers in Paris on 25-26 February 2010.
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2009 Fellowship - Powles' report
A review of the role of agriculture in the rural economy as indicated by its share in GDP, in employment, in land use and in population, with analysis of the integration of farm households in the rural economy through their diversification activities, on and off the farm.