This study provides quantitative assessments of the impact of two structural changes that a number of market observers have identified as contributing to world wheat market price volatility. The factors examined relate to changes in demand in the large emerging countries of the BRICs (comprising Brazil, the Russian Federation, India and China).
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2012 held in Paris.
The Global Forum on Agriculture 2014 seeks to foster a dialogue among policy makers from OECD countries and emerging and developing economies on the challenges linked to ensuring global food security.
This Review, undertaken in close co-operation with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, assesses the performance of Indonesian agriculture over the last two decades, evaluates Indonesian agricultural policy reforms and provides recommendations to address key challenges in the future. The evaluation is based on the OECD Committee for Agriculture’s approach that agriculture policy should be evidence-based and carefully designed and implemented to support productivity, competitiveness and sustainability, while avoiding unnecessary distortions to production decisions and to trade. Conducted in partnership with the OECD Investment Committee, the Review comprises a special chapter highlighting key challenges to be addressed to attract sustainable investment in agriculture, drawing from the OECD Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture.
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For many businesses, declining ecosystem services can pose real risks to their continued profitability. This has motivated some to adopt innovative internal biodiversity policies and engage in a range of activities that conserve biodiversity and improve ecosystem functioning.
Indonesia can improve national food security by facilitating greater investment in agriculture, opening agri-food markets to greater international trade, reforming input subsidies and food aid schemes and moving away from self-sufficiency policy objectives, according to this report.
L’Indonésie peut améliorer sa sécurité alimentaire en favorisant un investissement agricole accru, en ouvrant davantage ses marchés agro-alimentaires aux échanges internationaux, en réformant les subventions aux intrants et les programmes d’aide alimentaire, ainsi qu’en renonçant à l’objectif d’autosuffisance, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
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Report on Validation of improved immunoassays for rapid and accurate identification of vesicular disease
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Summary on Proteome analysis on non-host resistance to plant viruses
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Report on Assessing the sustainability of farming systems in practice: effects of scale and farm diversification