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  • 20-June-2014

    English

    Rain doesn’t follow the plow: climate change, agriculture and water

    In many areas today, there is no such thing as a “natural” landscape. Thousands of years of farming have selected and encouraged some species, marginalised or eliminated others. The land itself has been altered by ploughing, enclosure, herding and other human interventions. We may feel that we have tamed Nature. Reports like this new one from the OECD remind us of our ignorance and warn us about our arrogance.

  • 7-December-2013

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    OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism

    Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.

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  • 5-November-2013

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    The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers

    The value of fishery resources lies in its ability to support public goals and objectives. If the fishery is expected to support economic, social and environmental objectives, it is important for fishery managers to recognise the primacy of these goals even if stock management remains their principle task. This handbook discusses the role of objectives and how to carry out an effective policy design and implementation process.

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  • 5-November-2013

    English

    The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers

    The value of fishery resources lies in its ability to support public goals and objectives. If the fishery is expected to support economic, social and environmental objectives, it is important for fishery managers to recognise the primacy of these goals even if stock management remains their principle task. This handbook discusses the role of objectives and how to carry out an effective policy design and implementation process.

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  • 24-October-2013

    English

    Policies to Enhance Agricultural Innovation and Productivity: Focus on China - Workshop

    This workshop, organised jointly by the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center of the Ministry of Agriculture (ATPC) of China and the OECD, will discuss the key policy issue of how to ensure that productivity growth in agriculture globally and, in particular, in China is sufficient to meet growing demand and that it is done sustainably.

  • 24-October-2013

    English

    Rural-Urban Partnerships: An Integrated Approach to Economic Development

    This report provides a framework to understand the changing relationships between urban and rural areas. Specifically, it documents the characteristics of these partnerships and the factors that can hinder as well as enable rural-urban co-operation.

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  • 19-septembre-2013

    Français

    La situation et les politiques agro-alimentaires en Suisse

    Ce papier examine le secteur agricole et alimentaire suisse bien subventionné. It passe en revue plusieurs des traits marquants and des tendances sectoriels et révèle la faiblesse de la productivité relative du travail bas en comparaison internationale.

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  • 18-September-2013

    English

    How much do farmers get from taxpayers?

    The OECD Insights blog discusses the new report on 'Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies'.

  • 16-septembre-2013

    Français

    Le soutien à l’agriculture rebondit, après avoir atteint un plancher historique, selon l'OCDE

    Le soutien public à l’agriculture dans les principales puissances agricoles a augmenté en 2012, interrompant la longue érosion qui l’avait conduit en 2011 à son niveau le plus bas, selon l’OCDE.

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  • 28-August-2013

    English

    Got water?

    Climate change and rising demand are making it harder to meet the world’s water needs. At World Water Week 2013, the OECD will explore how to better manage this vital resource.

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