Because food is a basic necessity, the agriculture sector is showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than other industries, according to a new report by the OECD and UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.
The report looks at the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy over the last several decades, but maintains its analytical focus on policies currently in place. In addition to reporting a wide variety of statistics, much of which were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), use was made of the OECD PSE/CSE database and the OECD Policy Evaluation Model (PEM) for some of the analytical work.
Improving competitiveness is essential to the future prosperity of Japan’s agricultural sector, according to a new OECD report.
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This report is an analysis of the Japanese agricultural sector and Japanese agricultural policy, looking at the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy over the last several decades.
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This paper provides an in-depth examination of the trade effects of three regional trade agreements (RTAs) in the agricultural sector: the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern Cone Common Market (MERCOSUR).
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The role of agriculture and farm households in the rural economy is changing and diverse. In most regions, the share of agriculture in GDP and employment is small and decreasing, but agriculture dominates land use.
The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food
Investing in Food Security in a Global Economy brought together international experts to discuss a range of agricultural, development and trade policy issues. Key questions on how to ensure food security for the world’s poor both during the current crisis and over the
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This paper examines whether the growth in agricultural trade of 69 countries between 1996 and 2006 has taken place at the intensive or the extensive margin.