September 2014 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on trade in raw materials, antimicrobial use, and green growth indicators.
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.
Recreational fishing is a popular pastime in many countries and understanding its impact is crucial to proper fisheries and stock management.
The aim of this seminar was to build institutional capacities and transfer methodologies to Kazakh policy makers in areas that will help improve the country’s agricultural competitiveness and support the development of small-scale production. It drew upon on OECD know-how and the Trento experience in agricultural cooperatives.
Latest indications confirm the abundance of wheat supplies and improved production prospects for maize. The outlook for soybeans is equally positive. Although rice production prospects have been revised downward somewhat, availabilities remain ample. Against this background, international prices of AMIS crops generally weakened in September.
The right kind of green growth is a blog post by Patrick love for OECD Insights that examines the organisation's latest preliminary assessment of green growth indicators in agriculture.
Le soutien public dont bénéficie l’agriculture dans les pays membres a continué de baisser en 2013, mais il est toujours dispensé en grande partie sous des formes qui créent des distorsions sur les marchés, d’après le dernier rapport de l’OCDE sur les politiques agricoles.
Les prix des principaux produits agricoles devraient continuer de baisser sur les deux prochaines années, puis se stabiliser au dessus du niveau observé avant 2008, mais très en deçà des sommets atteints dernièrement, selon la dernière édition des Perspectives agricoles de l’OCDE et de la FAO.
This brochure is published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962. It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the uniform interpretation of the current melons standard. This new brochure illustrates the standard text and demonstrates the quality parameters on high quality photographs. Thus, it is a valuable tool for the inspection authorities, professional bodies and traders interested in international trade in melons. The electronic version of this brochure is available on the OECD website.
Read the blog on Managing expectations in fisheries, the first in a series of posts that the OECD Fisheries division is publishing on the OECD Insights blog to make the concepts and policies of global fisheries policy more accessible.