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OECD News: Agriculture #8


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OECD News: Agriculture and Fisheries
N° 8, September 2015 Follow us on Twitter
Full Agricultural Policy Monitoring & Evaluation 2015 now available!

In addition to the previously released highlights, the full publication contains country specific analysis and policy recommendations.

The annual Monitoring & Evaluation report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and is complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy developments in a selection of OECD countries and partner economies.

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia

Australia’s agriculture sector must overcome a decade-long decline in productivity growth and prepare to accommodate uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. This calls for new ways to exploit agricultural resources and human capital and requires Australian agri-businesses to acquire new knowledge and capabilities to seize demand signals and value opportunities.



Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Brazil

Agriculture and the agro-processing sector in Brazil have shown impressive growth over the past two decades. This has largely been driven by productivity improvements and structural adjustments resulting from broad economic reforms, as well as new technologies developed by agricultural science.


Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada

The Canadian food and agriculture sector is for the most part competitive and export-oriented. Productivity growth, resulting from innovation and structural change, has driven production and income growth without significantly increasing pressure on resource use. Nonetheless, the capacity to continue to innovate is crucial to take advantage of the growing and changing demand for food and agricultural products at the global level.

Policy Papers
Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

Farmers will undertake many adaptation actions to meet changing climate conditions and will often do so without any government intervention. However, when such actions provide both private and public benefits, the public sector may play a role in how these are developed and this report aims to establish a framework to help identify specific actions that governments could take.


Voluntary environmental and organic standards in agriculture

In light of the proliferation of voluntary environmental and organic standards, this report analyses whether voluntary standards could be harnessed to assist governments to achieve public policy goals.


Dynamics of dairy farm productivity growth

This report compares the dynamics of productivity growth in the last decade in the dairy farm sector of Estonia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In each of these countries the number of dairy farms has been declining and the herd size increasing, sometimes driven by technological innovations, sometimes by structural change.





This report analyses how several OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States) define agri-environmental public goods, set agri-environmental targets and reference levels, and implement policies that target agri-environmental public goods.

Five country case studies provide information on policies that address the provision of agri-environmental public goods.

» Agri-environmental policy measures in Australia

» Agri-environmental policy measures in the Netherlands

» Agri-environmental Policy Measures in Japan

» Agri-environmental Policy Measures in the United Kingdom

» Agri-environmental Policy Measures in the United States


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