Publications & Documents


  • 1-March-2009

    English, , 403kb

    Role, Usage and Motivation for Contracting in Agriculture

    Agri-food sectors have seen an increasing use of contracts, which raises concerns such as market transparency and the role of government. This paper looks at the incentives behind this increase in contract use and identifies emerging policy issues.

  • 6-February-2009

    English

    Reducing Fishing Capacity: Best Practices for Decommissioning Schemes

    Vessel decommissioning schemes allow governments to adjust fishing capacity to match available fish resources. This report presents best practice guidelines on the design and implementation of such schemes.

  • 5-February-2009

    English

    Multilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products: Fifth Edition

    The "Fish Dictionary": a multilingual reference guide to the names (in 20 languages) of 1187 fish, seafood and fish products traded internationally, published by OECD and Wiley-Blackwell.

  • 5-February-2009

    English, , 360kb

    Smallholder Adjustment in Middle-Income Countries

    The agricultural sectors of middle income countries are transforming rapidly, as part of the broader process of economic development. Much of the resulting adjustment pressure falls on less competitive smallholders.

  • 5-February-2009

    English, , 324kb

    Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries

    The role of agricultural policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments.

  • 1-February-2009

    English, , 401kb

    Interaction of Public and Private Standards in the Food Chain

    This report looks at the interface between public and private food standards in modern food chains, the role these standards play in contemporary food systems and how they interact in establishing incentives for food suppliers to provide high quality products to markets.

  • 30-January-2009

    English

    The next food crisis – Is it unavoidable?

    Since September, the global economic downturn has grabbed public and government attention but the food crisis has not disappeared with the recession and falling commodity prices and remains a priority, according to Mr. Gurría.

  • 23-January-2009

    English

    Workshop on the Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries

    Information on the OECD Workshop on the Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 21-22 May 2009.

  • 22-January-2009

    English

    Reducing Fishing Capacity - Best Practices for Decommissioning Schemes

    Too many fishing vessels chasing too few fish is a persistent problem in many countries. To address this, governments often turn to vessel decommissioning schemes as a means of adjusting fishing capacity to match available fish resources. This report presents a set of best practice guidelines on the design and implementation of decommissioning schemes. By drawing on case studies of decommissioning schemes from OECD and non-OECD

  • 1-January-2009

    English, , 358kb

    New Avenues of Value Creation in the Agro-Food Sector

    New value creation strategies are being prepared by stakeholders in the agro-food sector, in an uncertain and competitive context of globalisation and the evolving expectations of consumers and society. This paper suggests some avenues to explore as new sources of value creation in the sector.

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