The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a significant number of interconnected objectives related to agriculture and food.
OECD Observer article by US Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack and French Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry Stephane Le Foll, Co-Chairs of the 2016 OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting.
“If He holds back the waters, there is drought; if He lets them loose, they devastate the land”. To be fair, that was in the days before governments played “a key role in developing targeted policy responses to market failures that impede the mitigation and allocation of drought and flood risks”, as the OECD report on Mitigating Droughts and Floods in Agriculture puts it.
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Annex VIII to the decision OECD Scheme for the varietal certification of cereal seed
New OECD analysis shows that average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and in emerging economies are converging
OECD work and events related to Expo Milano 2015.
New OECD Insights blog exploring the relationship between international trade and agriculture.
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Revised OECD draft framework for analysing the role of governments in improving agriculture innovation
The year 2015 is the International Year of Soils. It is also the year the UN Millennium Development Goals launched in 2000 expire, and are to be replaced by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 goals and their 169 targets cover a vast range of issues, but care for the soil is the foundation of sustainability and is central to practically every SDG.
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Hauptaussagen zur Schweizer Agrarpolitikstudie der OECD in 2015.