Publications & Documents


  • 3-August-2015

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    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

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    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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  • 3-July-2015

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  • 1-July-2015

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    OECD and FAO expect stronger agricultural production, lower prices over coming decade - Rising incomes in developing world spurring demand for food, dietary changes

    Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, but nonetheless, prices will likely remain at levels above those in the early-2000s, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by the OECD and FAO.

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  • 1-July-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

    Overall, this year’s Outlook provides further evidence that markets are returning to more “normal” conditions after a period of unusually high and volatile prices. This year’s report also contains a special focus on Brazil, the world’s second largest supplier of agricultural products and the foremost exporter in meeting additional global demand.

  • 10-June-2015

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    Japan Policy Brief: Assuring the Long-Term Health of Japan's Food and Agriculture System

    Japan has the potential to grow its agricultural sector, including by producing high-value products that reflect the country’s growing reputation for sophisticated, healthy, and high-quality food. To assure the long-term health of Japan’s food and agriculture system, it is critical to increase its capacity to respond to market demands.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    OECD News: Agriculture #7

    June 2015 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on issues in agricultural trade policy, green growth, fisheries and aquaculture and country reviews of Colombia and Switzerland

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  • 1-June-2015

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    Managing Food Insecurity Risk - Analytical Framework and Application to Indonesia

    Many of the recent concerns about food security relate to perceived threats to current levels of food security, such as those due to price shocks or natural disasters. These threats concern the risk of food insecurity. This publication develops a risk-management tool to examine the robustness of policy responses to managing risks and uncertainty across a variety of different threats to food security, and applies the framework to an Indonesia case study.

    Five risk scenarios were selected as major threats to food security in Indonesia, following a consultation process among stakeholders and policy makers, and assessed in terms of existing and alternative agricultural and social policies. The risk assessment shows that domestic economic and natural disaster scenarios are more important than global price hikes and that a policy strategy that concentrates on addressing a single source of risk, such as a price spike in international markets, may increase vulnerability to other sources of risk such as domestic crop failure. The analysis yields a number of specific policy recommendations, including targeting of social assistance programme using food vouchers or cash transfers.

  • 18-May-2015

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    OECD and Expo Milano - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

    OECD work and events related to Expo Milano 2015.

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