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In 2013, fish products accounted for 26% of total exports and fishing and fish processing represented 9.4% of GDP. The fishing industry is also a major source of employment, accounting for 4.7% of the civilian labour force in 2013. Maintaining a healthy fishing sector is crucial to the overall economic success of the country.
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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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Properly addressing the issue of food security will require an effective policy platform that can respond to a diversity of food insecurity scenarios, rather than focusing policy attention on domestic production of staple foods.
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A major question for India concerns the agriculture sector’s contribution to national food security. India is the world’s second most populous country, and it has the largest number of farmers and rural population. About one-quarter of the world’s total food insecure people live in India.
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Faced by a serious and persistent water crisis owing to a growing imbalance of supply and demand, as well as poor water resource management and climate change, India is projected to face severe water stress by 2050.
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Agricultural risk management policies should focus on catastrophic risks, according to this overview. Managing normal risk should be the preserve of farmers themselves, not of government policy.
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A background note on risk management in agriculture, prepared for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in 2010.
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The "Review of Agricultural Policies: Israel" assesses the performance of Israeli agriculture over the last two decades, evaluates Israeli agricultural policy reforms and provides recommendations for continuing t he reform process in the future.
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An OECD paper, free to download, explaining agricultural support.
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This Policy Brief presents the key findings from the Committee for Fisheries work on the impacts of financial support on the sustainable development of the fisheries sector.