New OECD analysis shows that average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and in emerging economies are converging
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Preview document containing the highlights of the annual OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015 publication published in the fall of 2015.
Les prix réels des produits agricoles devraient diminuer graduellement au cours de la décennie qui vient, sous l’effet du rendement élevé des cultures, d’une augmentation de la productivité et d’un ralentissement de la hausse de la demande mondiale.
Overall, this year’s Outlook provides further evidence that markets are returning to more “normal” conditions after a period of unusually high and volatile prices. This year’s report also contains a special focus on Brazil, the world’s second largest supplier of agricultural products and the foremost exporter in meeting additional global demand.
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Japan has the potential to grow its agricultural sector, including by producing high-value products that reflect the country’s growing reputation for sophisticated, healthy, and high-quality food. To assure the long-term health of Japan’s food and agriculture system, it is critical to increase its capacity to respond to market demands.
L’année 2015 est l’Année internationale des sols. C’est aussi l’échéance des Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement, définis en 2000 par l’ONU et bientôt remplacés par les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD). Les 17 objectifs et 169 cibles portent sur de nombreuses questions, mais la protection des sols est le socle de la durabilité et elle est essentielle à presque tous les ODD.
June 2015 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on issues in agricultural trade policy, green growth, fisheries and aquaculture and country reviews of Colombia and Switzerland
Many of the recent concerns about food security relate to perceived threats to current levels of food security, such as those due to price shocks or natural disasters. These threats concern the risk of food insecurity. This publication develops a risk-management tool to examine the robustness of policy responses to managing risks and uncertainty across a variety of different threats to food security, and applies the framework to an Indonesia case study.
Five risk scenarios were selected as major threats to food security in Indonesia, following a consultation process among stakeholders and policy makers, and assessed in terms of existing and alternative agricultural and social policies. The risk assessment shows that domestic economic and natural disaster scenarios are more important than global price hikes and that a policy strategy that concentrates on addressing a single source of risk, such as a price spike in international markets, may increase vulnerability to other sources of risk such as domestic crop failure. The analysis yields a number of specific policy recommendations, including targeting of social assistance programme using food vouchers or cash transfers.