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This annual publication provides the most comprehensive description and assessment of agricultural and related policy developments in OECD countries.
These Highlights are from the 16th edition of Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation.
The economic and social upheavals caused by technology-driven changes to the agro-food industy and by the exodus of labour from the countryside have created enormous challenges for European policy makers seeking to develop vibrant rural environments. Providing alternative employment opportunities in rural areas requires the careful balancing of a range of macro-economic, social, regional, and sectoral policies. All these issues were
The Expert Meeting, held in Gyeongju, Korea (7-10 october 2003), sought to develop agricultural water quality and water use indicators for policy purposes. Contact: kevin.PARRIS@oecd.org
Five maritime countries from around the world announced the launch of a top-level task force to tackle the problems posed by illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing to safeguard dwindling world fishery resources.
In most OECD countries, farm household incomes figure prominently among the wide and growing range of concerns described as motivating policy interventions in agriculture.
This conference provided an overview of the recent changes in economic structure and behaviour of the food economy and its implications for the policy debate in this area.
The Workshop on Organic Agriculture, hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture, was held in Washington D.C on 23-26 September 2002. All the papers and presentations made at the Workshop are now available on this site.
One in five of the world's population live in extreme poverty, with a per capita income of less than a dollar a day.
OECD analysis has provided ample evidence of the shortcomings that plague many current farm policies. This report takes the next step and suggests where to go from here. It shows that countries can reap the gains of market-orientation and open tr...