Publications & Documents


  • 23-August-2012

    English

    A Comparative Study of Risk Management in Agriculture under Climate Change

    This paper reviews the scientific literature on the impacts of climate change on yield variance and investigates their implications for the demand of crop insurance and effectiveness of different farm strategies and policy measures using crop farm data in Australia, Canada and Spain.

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  • 23-August-2012

    English

    Stochastic Model Development and Price Volatility Analysis

    Recent experience of highly turbulent markets has renewed interest in quantitative assessment of price volatility by stochastic simulations using the AGLINK-COSIMO model. Measuring the contribution of correlation of yield shocks to price volatility, this paper shows that correlation effects account for a significant portion of price volatility for coarse grains and wheat.

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  • 21-August-2012

    English

    Livestock Diseases - Prevention, Control and Compensation Schemes

    This report is an overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases, a potentially catastrophic type of risk that can have strong external effects given its links to the food chain and to human health. Animal disease, primarily in farmed livestock, has long been a policy concern for food safety reasons and the high economic losses it can engender. The globalisation of trade and human movement, and sensitivities to food safety, enhance the relevance and complexity of disease control for terrestrial livestock. Outbreaks – or even rumours of an outbreak – can result in widespread consumer alarm, disruption of trade, and severe effects on incomes, not to mention the human cost of illnesses and deaths arising from animal disease.
  • 3-August-2012

    English, PDF, 44kb

    2011 Fellowship - Dr. Haapala's summary

    Fellowship Report on Sustainable precision farming through user-centered design

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  • 3-August-2012

    English, PDF, 110kb

    2011 Fellowship - Dr. Jarvie's report

    Report on Impacts of Phosphorus-based nutrients management on the quality of surface water resources

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  • 11-juillet-2012

    Français

    Agriculture : Il faut accroître la productivité agricole et la durabilité du système alimentaire pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, selon les dernières Perspectives alimentaires de l’OCDE et de la FAO

    Si les marchés des produits alimentaires internationaux connaissent actuellement une accalmie après les envolées record de l’an dernier, les prix des produits alimentaires de base ne devraient pas redescendre en-dessous d’un palier plus élevé au cours de la décennie à venir.

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  • 11-July-2012

    English

    Launch of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012-2021

    Increased productivity, green-growth and more open markets will be essential if the food and nutrition requirements of future generations are to be met. Governments should also renounce trade-distorting practices and create an enabling environment for a thriving and sustainable agriculture underpinned by improved productivity, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 9-juillet-2012

    Français

    Agriculture : une gestion et des incitations efficaces peuvent rétablir le secteur de la pêche, déclare l’OCDE à l’EXPO 2012

    Les pays soucieux de dynamiser leurs activités de pêche devraient revoir leurs politiques pour instaurer des incitations propices à la viabilité économique et environnementale du secteur, d’après un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.

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  • 9-July-2012

    English

    Rebuilding Fisheries: The Way Forward

    Governments looking to boost their fish sector should consider rights-based management systems that can create incentives for stakeholders and lead to economically and environmentally sustainable fisheries, according to this report.

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  • 9-July-2012

    English

    Rebuilding Fisheries: The Way Forward

    Governments looking to boost their fish sector should consider rights-based management systems that can create incentives for stakeholders and lead to economically and environmentally sustainable fisheries, according to this report.

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