Publications & Documents


  • 1-July-2010

    English

    Case Studies of Costs and Benefits of Non-Tariff Measures: Cheese, Shrimp and Flowers

    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.

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  • 29-June-2010

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Israel 2010

    Israel’s agriculture is unique amongst developed countries in that land and water resources are nearly all state-owned and that agricultural production is dominated by co-operative communities. Israel is a world leader in agricultural technology, particularly in farming in arid conditions. This Review measures support provided to Israeli agriculture and evaluates the effectiveness of current agricultural policy measures.

  • 29-June-2010

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Israel

    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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  • 29-June-2010

    English, , 190kb

    How Can Policy Underpin Farmers’ Risk Management Strategies?

    A background note on risk management in agriculture, prepared for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in 2010.

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  • 24-June-2010

    English

    The Impact of Index and Swap Funds on Commodity Futures Markets: Preliminary Results

    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.

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  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measures

    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.

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  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Climate Change and Agriculture

    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.

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  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Producer and Consumer Support Estimates database, 1986-2010

    2010 archive of OECD Producer and Consumer Support Estimates.

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  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Apricots

    This brochure is published within the framework of  the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962. It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of the apricots standard in force. This updated brochure illustrates the revised standard text and new trends in the international trade of apricots. It demonstrates the quality

  • 18-June-2010

    English

    Farm Level Analysis of Risk and Risk Management Strategies and Policy

    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.

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