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  • 28-January-2011

    English

    The Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change

    Climate change is becoming more evident and, as it increases, will alter the productivity of fisheries and the distribution of fish stocks. From an economic point of view, the changes will have impacts on fisheries and coastal communities in different ways. These expected changes require adaptable and flexible fisheries and aquaculture management policies and governance frameworks. However, the forms of future climate change and the extent of its impact remain uncertain. Fisheries policy makers therefore need to develop strategies and decision-making models in order to adapt to climate change under such uncertainty while taking into account social and economic consequences. 

    While most work on climate change in the fisheries sector has focused on fisheries science, this book highlights the economic and policy aspects of adapting fisheries to climate change. An outcome of the OECD Workshop on the Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change, held in June 2010, the book outlines the actions that fisheries policy makers must undertake in the face of climate change. These include: strengthening the global governance system; a broader use of rights-based management systems; ecosystem protection; industry transformation through the ending of environmental harmful subsidies and a focus on demand for sustainably caught seafood; and, in particular, using aquaculture as a key part of the response to climate change.

  • 25-January-2011

    English

    Food prices: tackle volatility with better functioning markets, says OECD’s Gurría

    Surging food and commodity prices are undermining efforts to tackle global poverty and hunger and threaten economic growth, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 17-January-2011

    English

    Decision-Making and Action Taking: Fisheries Management in a Changing Climate

    What should policy makers do to address climate change? This working paper looks at approaches to managing fisheries, so that the sector can adapt to changing conditions.

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  • 16-janvier-2011

    Français

    Evolution du soutien à l'agriculture en termes réels dans les pays de l'OCDE et les économies émergentes

    Ce rapport propose une méthode pour exprimer les indicateurs de soutien de l'OCDE en termes réels et établit des parités de pouvoir d'achat pour une large gamme de produits afin de comparer l'évolution des volumes produits et des prix à un niveau agrégé.

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  • 11-January-2011

    English

    Apples

    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 common interpretation of the apples standard in force. This updated brochure illustrates the revised standard text (2009), new marketing practices and development in production. It illustrates the quality parameters on high quality photographs. The brochure also includes a USB key with the electronic version of the publication.Thus it is a valuable tool for  inspection authorities, professional bodies and traders interested in the international trade in apples.

  • 11-January-2011

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    OECD Agricultural Codes and Schemes Brochure 2011 (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Information on the OECD Codes and Schemes for certification and standardisation of seeds, tractors, fruit and vegetables and forest reproductive material, marking 50 years of the schemes and of the OECD.

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  • 5-January-2011

    English

    Policy Responses to Societal Concerns in Food and Agriculture: Proceedings of an OECD Workshop

    Fair trade, animal welfare, biodiversity and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are complex and controversial issues relating to food and agriculture. In this collection of papers, international experts share experiences and discuss policies to deal with these issues.

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  • 4-January-2011

    English

    Challenges for Agricultural Research

    As the world has changed during the past 50 years, so has agriculture. And so has agricultural research, which continues to confront new challenges, from food security to ecological concerns to land use issues. Indeed, as Guy Paillotin, the former president of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has noted, agricultural research “has reached new heights in biology and is exploring other disciplines. It is forever changing, as are the needs of the society”.

    The changing challenges faced by agricultural research were examined in depth at a conference organised by the OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, together with the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture. Participants came from all agricultural sectors and included farmers, industry, scientists and decision makers, as well as other stake holders.

    This publication presents the twenty papers delivered at the conference. They highlight recent major progress in agricultural research outcomes and address the challenges that lie ahead.

    www.oecd.org/agriculture/crp

  • 13-décembre-2010

    Français

    Les nouvelles sources de croissance: table ronde

    “Nous ne pouvons pas continuer sur la même voie» est un refrain récurrent depuis le début de la crise. Comment exploiter les nouvelles sources de croissance? Comment lutter contre la pauvreté et garantir nourriture et énergie tout en préservant la planète ? Les experts de l’OCDE en débattent.

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  • 19-November-2010

    English

    FOOD: The trillion dollar grocery bill: what’s making global food prices so volatile?

    Unpredictability is one of the reasons food commodity prices have been so volatile over the past year. With prices on the rise the global bill for food imports will top a trillion dollars, a level not seen since prices peaked in 2008.

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