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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.
As the global economic slowdown threatens to increase food insecurity among the world’s poor, a new OECD report calls on the major emerging economies to ensure their agricultural policies are focussed on long-term sustainability rather than short-term fixes..
In Brazil, Chile, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine, agriculture continues to play a vital role in employment and food security. This report monitors and evaluates government support to agriculture in these seven emerging economies during 2006-08.
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This report monitors and evaluates government support to agriculture in seven emerging economies during 2006-08: Brazil, Chile, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine.
The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.