Publications & Documents


  • 28-September-2015

    English

    Drying Wells, Rising Stakes - Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use

    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. The report provides a characterisation of the diversity of groundwater systems, reviews policies in OECD countries, and proposes a package of recommendations to ensure that groundwater can sustain its services to agriculture and contribute to climate change adaptation.

  • 16-September-2015

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    Agriculture and agricultural soils facing climate change and food security challenges: Public policies and practices

    This joint OECD/France conference to be held in Paris on 16 September 2015 will aim to lay the foundation for the international effort which is needed on public policy options and economic incentives to support food security, the fight against climate change and adaptation to climate change while integrating soil issues in that effort.

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  • 16-September-2015

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    Agriculture and Climate Change Policy Note September 2015

    Policy recommendations on agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation from OECD, last updated September 2015.

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  • 4-September-2015

    English

    OECD News: Agriculture #8

    September 2015 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on issues on innovation, public goods and climate change.

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  • 26-August-2015

    English

    Public Goods and Externalities - Agri-environmental Policy Measures in Selected OECD Countries

    Agriculture is a provider of commodities such as food, feed, fibre and fuel, and it can bring both positive and negative impacts on the environment. Yet most policy measures target farm systems, inputs and practices and agricultural infrastructure (driving forces) rather than the provision of agri-environmental public goods (environmental outcomes).

    This report analyses how a handful of OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States) defines agri-environmental public goods and sets agri-environmental targets and reference levels, and the policies they implement for targeting certain agri-environmental public goods.

  • 14-August-2015

    English

    Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015

    This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered represent about 80% of the global value added in agriculture. The report includes a general discussion on developments in agricultural policies and specific chapters for each country covered.

  • 11-August-2015

    English

    Fresh Figs

    This brochure is published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962. It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the uniform interpretation of the Fresh Figs Standard. This brochure illustrates the standard text and demonstrates the quality parameters on high quality photographs. Thus it is a valuable tool for the inspection authorities, professional bodies and traders interested in international trade in Fresh Figs. The electronic version of this brochure is available on the OECD website.

  • 3-August-2015

    English

    Biodiversity Policy Response Indicators: Environment Working Paper

    This paper reviews a number of OECD data sources to examine their potential for establishing indicators which can contribute to monitoring progress towards two of the 2011-2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), namely Target 3 on Incentives and Target 20 on Resource Mobilisation.

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  • 6-July-2015

    English

    New OECD analysis shows that average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and in emerging economies are converging

    New OECD analysis shows that average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and in emerging economies are converging

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  • 6-July-2015

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    Highlights of the Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015 Report

    Preview document containing the highlights of the annual OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015 publication published in the fall of 2015.

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