Australia’s agriculture and food industries are well placed to contribute to the economy’s future growth given the robust prospects of global food demand and the continuing high international competitiveness of these sectors. There are, however, important challenges that call for new ways to exploit agricultural resources and human capital. The decade-long decline in agricultural productivity growth needs to be overcome, coupled with the need to accommodate uncertainties about the impacts of climate change and to respond to societal demands in the areas of sustainable development and animal welfare. The agro-food sector also needs to absorb exchange-rate and cost pressures created by the mining boom. To tap additional opportunities of the higher value food segments, Australian agri-businesses need new knowledge and capabilities to seize demand signals and value opportunities, particularly from more affluent consumers in Asian markets.
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
Agriculture and the agro-processing sector in Brazil have shown impressive growth over the past two decades. This has largely been driven by productivity improvements and structural adjustment resulting from broad economic reforms, as well as new technologies developed by agricultural science. Government policy and industry initiatives are increasingly focused on the sustainability of agricultural development.
OECD has recently undertaken an assessment of the extent and nature of Investment by State Enterprises in International Trade.
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.
This report produced in co-operation with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) identifies the misalignments between climate change objectives and policy and regulatory frameworks across a range of policy domains (investment, taxation, innovation and skills, trade, and adaptation) and activities at the heart of climate policy (electricity, urban mobility and rural land use).
Outside of countries’ core climate policies, many of the regulatory features of today’s economies have been built around the availability of fossil fuels and without any regard for the greenhouse gas emissions stemming from human activities. This report makes a diagnosis of these contradictions and points to means of solving them to support a more effective transition of all countries to a low-carbon economy.
OECD's latest research provides new evidence of the detrimental effects that local content requirements have on the imposing country’s own economy.
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Policy brief detailing the findings from the 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators and the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on trade costs.