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  • 10-July-2017

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    OECD and FAO see slower growth in demand keeping world food prices low

    Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets, according to the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published today by the OECD and FAO.

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  • 21-June-2017

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    Agricultural policies should shift from price support to greater emphasis on encouraging a resilient and sustainable food sector

    Countries should continue shifting farm policy away from direct support for the market price of agricultural products toward programmes that promote sustainable productivity growth and improve resilience to climate change and market-related shocks, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 7-April-2017

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    Further agricultural reforms in the Philippines would help reduce poverty and improve food security

    The Philippines has made impressive progress in reforming the agricultural sector, but more can be done to ensure that farm policy helps further reduce poverty and ensure greater food security, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 20-March-2017

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    Environmental pressures rising in New Zealand

    New Zealanders enjoy a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness. However, New Zealand’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural resources, is starting to show its environmental limits with increasing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-July-2016

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    OECD and FAO see likely end to period of high agricultural prices but call for vigilance

    The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook. But the two organisations warn of the need to be vigilant as the probability of a major price swing remains high.

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  • 16-June-2016

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    More ambitious policies needed to address changes facing agriculture

    Governments need to implement more ambitious policies to address the global challenges facing agriculture, notably a shift away from direct support to farmers towards greater assistance for innovation systems that will improve productivity and sustainability, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 26-November-2015

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    The Netherlands should invest in the long-term sustainability of the food and agricultural system

    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.

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  • 14-October-2015

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    Continued decline in OECD fisheries production erodes trade share, while Asia grows strongly

    Fisheries production in OECD countries has declined by more than 39% since 1988 as overfishing reduces the productive capacity of the resource, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Viet Nam has made remarkable agricultural progress, but further policy action is required to address new and emerging challenges

    Economic reforms have generated impressive results in the Vietnamese agricultural sector, as farm production more than tripled over the 1990-2013 period, lifting rural incomes, reducing poverty, combatting under-nourishment and sending agro-food exports soaring.

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  • 21-September-2015

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    Support to fossil fuels remains high and the time is ripe for change

    Government support to fossil fuel consumption and production in OECD countries and key emerging economies remains high, at USD 160-200 billion annually, according to a new OECD report. This support is hampering global efforts to curb emissions and combat climate change.

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