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This paper examines the heavily supported Swiss food and agriculture sector. It reviews some of the
key features and trends in the sector and reveals its low relative labour productivity in international comparison.
English, PDF, 664kb
Data on government support to agriculture in the OECD area and other major economies, measured by the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate.
The Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation report covers OECD member countries and is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area.
The OECD Insights blog discusses the new report on 'Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies'.
Government support for agriculture in the world’s leading farming nations rose during 2012, bucking a long-term downward trend and reversing historic lows recorded in 2011, according to the latest version of an annual OECD report.
OECD is contributing to AMIS, an agricultural market information system aimed at addressing food price volatility through more timely, accurate and transparent information on global food markets.
Climate change and rising demand are making it harder to meet the world’s water needs. At World Water Week 2013, the OECD will explore how to better manage this vital resource.
This OECD database is a compilation of policies relating to support within the fertiliser and biofuels sectors of several countries. The data cover the period from 1995 to 2012 for biofuels and from 2000 to 2012 for fertilisers, depending on data availability.
Collective action is key to improving the agricultural environment given its effectiveness in dealing with agri-environmental externalities that are beyond the capacity of the individual farmer to manage. This study provides an extensive literature review and analyses 25 case studies from 13 OECD countries to examine how policies could and should be used to promote collective action.