The OECD began work on multifunctionality following the 1998 Ministerial meeting during which the topic received lot of attention. Since then a series of reports and working papers have been produced.
According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.
In the 46th DAC High Level Meeting's opening session, Mr. Gurría underlined that the meeting agenda introduced major global policy challenges and reflected that globalisation is demanding increased and better global governance.
This report focuses on the capitalisation of government support into land rents and prices, assesses the consequences of inflated asset values, and suggests lessons for future policy making.
Are current agricultural policies based on measurable objectives? Is the current policy set adequately addressing stated objectives? What could an improved agricultural policy set look like and how to get onto a reform trajectory?
This report is an analysis of the Korean agricultural sector and Korean agricultural policy.
This publication provides an analytical framework adapted to the West African context, as well as an action framework based on the facts and realities in the field in order to improve the coherence of fisheries policies in West Africa.
Fisheries governance may be improved by introducing strong property rights, devolving rights and responsibilities to user groups, and using cost recovery and sustainable financing mechanisms,according to the political economy perspective presented in this paper.
This Review of Agricultural Policies: Chile measures the level and composition of support provided to Chilean agriculture, evaluates the effectiveness of current measures in attaining their objectives, and suggests ways in which the performance of policies might be enhanced.
OECD projections, published in 2008, for biofuel production, feedstock requirements and commodity trade up to 2016. For the latest OECD projections and data on biofuels, consult the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook.