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Policies to Manage Agricultural Groundwater Use - country profile Italy
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Policies to Manage Agricultural Groundwater Use - country profile Denmark
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Policies to Manage Agricultural Groundwater Use - country profile France
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Policies to Manage Agricultural Groundwater Use - country profile Mexico
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Policies to Manage Agricultural Groundwater Use - country profile Slovak Republic
The food and agricultural system in the Netherlands is innovative and export-oriented, with high value-added along the food chain and significant world export shares for many products. To maintain and build on this performance, government policy should increasingly focus on measures to boost innovation and improve sustainability performance, according to a new OECD report.
The Dutch food, agriculture and horticulture sector is innovative and export oriented, with high value-added along the food chain and significant world export shares for many products. Continuous adoption of innovation has permitted to reach high levels of productivity and sustained productivity growth, in particular at the farm level, in a context of increasing environmental regulatory constraints. The challenge is whether marginal improvements in current technologies and know-how will be enough to pursue current rates of productivity growth – sustainably – and whether the innovation system will be able to generate the new ideas that are needed to face future challenges, including those linked to climate change.
Groundwater has provided great benefits to agriculture irrigation in semi-arid OECD countries, but its intensive use beyond recharge in certain regions has depleted resources and generated significant negative environmental externalities.
Organised in collaboration with Expo Milano 2015, the Sahel & West Africa Week from 26 to 30 October will raise public awareness of the Expo’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” from a West African perspective.
The FAO, OECD and UNCDF launched a joint multi-year initiative to assess Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) policies from a territorial perspective. This joint initiative will assess, scale up, and pilot innovative policy approaches and governance mechanisms to improve food security and nutrition in rural areas, in both emerging and developing countries.