Policy Briefs


  • 31-March-2015

    English, PDF, 357kb

    Indonesia Policy Brief: Agriculture - Achieving Greater Food Security

    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.

  • 30-November-2014

    English, PDF, 350kb

    India Policy Brief: Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Food Security

    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.

  • 30-November-2014

    English, PDF, 381kb

    India Policy Brief: Improving Water Security

    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.

  • 7-November-2011

    English, , 211kb

    Risk Management in Agriculture: What Role for Governments?

    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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  • 29-June-2010

    English, , 190kb

    How Can Policy Underpin Farmers’ Risk Management Strategies?

    A background note on risk management in agriculture, prepared for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in 2010.

  • 14-June-2010

    English, , 1,810kb

    Position Paper Israel- English

    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.

  • 31-March-2010

    English, Excel, 1,757kb

    Agricultural Support: How Is It Measured and What Does It Mean?

    An OECD paper, free to download, explaining agricultural support.

  • 8-December-2005

    English, , 215kb

    Subsidies: A Way Towards Sustainable Fisheries?

    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.