In his opening remarks at the agriculture ministerial meeting, Angel Gurría said that the main challenge is to define what policy makers can do to create a competitive agro-food sector capable of feeding a growing world and conserving natural resources for future generations.
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A report on policy options to provide income support and separately to improve environmental performance, as well as the links between environmental regulations, agri-environmental payments and cross compliance in agriculture.
Statements, position papers and a video of the press conference from the meeting of OECD agriculture ministers in Paris on 25-26 February 2010.
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2009 Fellowship - Powles' report
Agriculture and climate change: impacts, mitigation and adaptation Background note published for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting, Paris, 25-26 February 2010
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This study examines the diverse evaluation approaches which have been developed to assess the impact of agricultural policies and policy reform on rural development, with particular reference to the diversity of situations across OECD countries and the various reforms underway.
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A synthesis of three studies on: The role of agriculture and farm households in rural economies; Methods to monitor and evaluate the impacts of agricultural policies on rural development; Farmland conversion.
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Analysis of policies and other factors that influence the conversion, or preservation, of farmland in OECD countries, using three broad spatial zone categories to show how policy effects can vary with geography.
The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Hungary and data on the environmental performance of Hungarian agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).