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  • 25-September-2017

    English

    Water Risk Hotspots for Agriculture

    Agriculture is expected to face increasing water risks that will impact production, markets, trade and food security - risks that can be mitigated with targeted policy actions on water hotspots. China, India and the United States are identified as countries facing the greatest water risks for agriculture production globally. This report develops the hotspot approach, provides an application at the global scale, and presents a mitigation policy action plan.

    A global simulation shows that, in the absence of action, water risks in Northeast China, Northwest India and the Southwest United States in particular could have significant production, price and trade consequences. Agriculture water risks could also result in broader socio-economic and food security concerns. Farmers, agro food companies, and governments can all play a role in responding to water risks at hotspot locations. A three-tier policy action plan is proposed to confront water risk hotspots,  encompassing targeted responses, adapted national policies, strengthened market integration and international collaboration.

  • 20-September-2017

    English

    Producer Incentives in Livestock Disease Management

    Management of farm animal diseases is increasingly important in view of the threats they pose to farm incomes and sometimes even to the viability of farm enterprises, wildlife and humans. This report analyses the incentives for individual farmers to manage such risks and the governments' role to align farmer incentives with public objectives.

    Identifying and assessing animal disease risks, as well as understanding their financial implications, are central to decisions made by farmers. The report examines the economic drivers of farmer decisions and government economic instruments, such as compensation related to livestock epidemics. It further discusses a spectrum of psychological and social drivers of farmer behaviour and emphasises the importance of government's more extensive role in the areas of information, communication and education related to disease management. Finally, farmer collective action in various areas of disease management is considered, such as capacity building, risk insurance, surveillance, and responses to disease outbreaks. The case studies of livestock disease management in Australia, Chile and Korea complement this analysis.

  • 20-September-2017

    English

    Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

    In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular for developing and emerging economies. Facilitation efforts undertaken by various countries around the world also show that the benefits of such measures clearly compensate the costs and challenges posed by their implementation.
     

  • 10-August-2017

    English

    Improving Energy Efficiency in the Agro-food Chain

    For a variety of reasons, energy use in the agro-food sector continues to rise, and in many countries, is highly dependent on fossil fuels, contributing significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore becoming urgent to consider how the food supply chain can improve its energy efficiency. This report analyses ways of improving energy use in the agro-food sector in relation to both producers and consumers, and puts forward a set of policy recommendations that governments can introduce to meet green growth objectives and achieve sustainable development.

  • 1-août-2017

    Français

    Liste OCDE des variétés admises à la certification des semences - mise à jour juillet 2017 de la liste de variétés - Codes et Systèmes de l'OCDE

    La liste officielle des variétés que les Autorités nationales désignées des pays participants ont admises à la certification suivant les règles des Systèmes de l'OCDE pour les semences.

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  • 27-July-2017

    English

    Evaluation of Agricultural Policy Reforms in the European Union - The Common Agricultural Policy 2014-20

    The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the primary agricultural policy instrument of the European Union. This report focuses on the new features and institutional context of the current CAP 2014-20, adopted by the European Parliament and the European Council in December 2013. Special attention is given to risk management instruments and environmental measures. The conclusions drawn in this report seek to inform future reforms of the CAP.

  • 27-July-2017

    English

    Garlic

    This brochure is published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by the OECD in 1962. It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the uniform interpretation of the garlic Standard. This brochure describes and demonstrates the quality parameters of garlic, and is accompanied by high quality photographs. It is a valuable tool for inspection authorities, professional bodies, and traders interested in international trade in garlic.

  • 25-juillet-2017

    Français

    Classification des pays pour les durées d'aide et les remboursements

    Classification des pays selon leur revenu par habitant afin de déterminer le délai maximum de remboursement et l'éligibilité à l'aide liée dans le contexte de l'Arrangement

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  • 12-juillet-2017

    Français

    Enquêtes et Réponses sur les mesures prises pour combattre la corruption

    Ce document liste les réponses à l'enquête révisée de 2006 sur les mesures prises pour lutter contre la corruption dans les opérations de crédit à l'exportation bénéficiant d'un soutien public.

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  • 10-juillet-2017

    Français, PDF, 117kb

    Mise à jour trimestrielle des majorations liées au marché (MLM) et des taux de primes minimums correspondants (TPM) [ASU de 2011]

    Les majorations liées au marché et les taux de primes minimums viennent d’être mises à jour. Ces nouveaux TPM s’appliquent à compter du 15 juillet 2017 en lieu et place du tableau 5 de l’Appendice II de l’Accord sectoriel sur les aéronefs de 2011.

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