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7-December-2013

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OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism

Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.

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7-December-2013

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OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism

Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.

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6-June-2013

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Opening Ceremony of the 2013 World Outlook Conference

Governments must create the right enabling environment for growth and trade. We have much to learn from China in this regard. China’s agricultural reforms have played a key role in its remarkable progress in expanding production and improving domestic food security, said Angel Gurría.

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5-June-2013

English

Innovation: the next frontier?

The growing food security and poverty challenges that we face deserve our special attention. Experience has shown that only through sharing best practices and lessons learned can we develop more targeted policies and coordinate our efforts at promoting agricultural development through innovation, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

26-November-2012

English

Policy Coherence for Food Security in Developing Countries

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2012 held in Paris.

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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.

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12-March-2012

English

“The Green Growth Challenge: No Nature, No Water, No Growth”

Water is one of the world’s most precious resources. And today, cities, farmers, industries, energy suppliers, and ecosystems are increasingly competing for their daily water needs. As a result, the costs of inadequate water management are becoming higher and higher. And not just financially – but also in terms of lost opportunities, compromised health and environmental damage.

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22-février-2012

Français

Nouvelle donne géopolitique et économique mondiale : l'alimentation et la production au cœur des équilibres

Pour nourrir la population de la planète en 2050, nous devons accroître les disponibilités alimentaires de 70 à 100 %. Le moment est venu de nous tourner vers des politiques qui soutiennent l’innovation, la productivité et la durabilité et qui apportent aux agriculteurs les compétences dont ils ont besoin pour saisir les opportunités qu’offrent une demande forte et des prix élevés.

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17-June-2011

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020

Over the coming decade, higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay. This raises concerns for economic stability and food security in some developing countries, with poor consumers most at risk of malnutrition, said OECD Secretary-General.

7-June-2011

English

The food crisis: beyond agriculture

Food prices are literally a matter of life and death, especially for the poorest of the poor, who already spend up to 80% or 90% of their income on food. Unfortunately, our medium term projections for global supply, demand and prices of agricultural commodities show that most prices look likely to trend significantly higher in the coming decade.

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