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The March 2014 Market Monitor for the Agricultural Market Information System
The OECD Insights blog discusses the new report on 'Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies'.
Climate change and rising demand are making it harder to meet the world’s water needs. At World Water Week 2013, the OECD will explore how to better manage this vital resource.
Small farms in Turkey are threatening productivity in the agricultural sector and provide a meagre living for workers in this sector. Government policies have begun to change this for the better, but more needs to be done.
Eliminating hunger and malnutrition, and achieving wider global food security are among the most intractable problems humanity faces. While many once poor countries are now developing rapidly, the world as a whole is unlikely to meet the first Millennium Development Goal target of halving, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the world’s population who suffer from hunger.
Demand for food and feed is increasing worldwide, and there is greater pressure on land, water and biodiversity. Agriculture policymakers face the challenge of increasing innovation, improving agricultural productivity growth and make more efficient use of available natural resources. In this interview for EuroChoices, OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Ken Ash explains the role that innovation will play in the future of food.
What do you do if a small rise in the price of bread or rice means your family goes hungry? Will it be possible to increase food production fast enough to keep pace with population growth in years to come? Are high food prices here to stay?
“We cannot return to business-as-usual” has been a constant refrain since the economic crisis started. How can new growth sources be tapped? What about fighting poverty, and ensuring food and energy supplies while safeguarding our planet? OECD experts discuss the issues.
Unpredictability is one of the reasons food commodity prices have been so volatile over the past year. With prices on the rise the global bill for food imports will top a trillion dollars, a level not seen since prices peaked in 2008.
Agriculture and climate change: impacts, mitigation and adaptation
Background note published for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting, Paris, 25-26 February 2010