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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.
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.
Information on the OECD Workshop on the Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 21-22 May 2009.
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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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This paper looks at initiatives and collaborative efforts by food and agriculture ministries in promoting healthy diets and improved nutrition, to permit an exchange of policy experiences.
Trade in fish does not lead to a decline in food security and availability of fish for the population of developing countries, according to this study of industrial and small-scale fisheries in the economy of Sub-Sahara Africa.
The Multilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products is a world standard guide to the names of fish and fish products traded internationally. This fifth edition comprises 1187 items, with descriptions in English and French and the equivalents for the main headings in 18 other languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Indexes are provided for each language, including an index of scientific names for species of fish, shellfish, etc.
This set of standards is published within the framework of the activities of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables set up by OECD in 1962. It comprises comments and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of standards in force and is therefore a valuable tool for both the Inspection Authorities and professional bodies responsible for the application of standards or interested in the international trade in these products.