Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. The economic, environmental and social implications of this were discussed by policy makers and experts at this 2010 conference.
Open markets will be necessary for a sustained economic recovery. This report recommends that governments continue to resist protectionist pressures and work towards a level playing field for trade.
Cette revue clarifie les concepts et la terminologie utilisés dans les secteurs agricole et agroalimentaire, et fournit une évaluation critique des approches employés dans les études pour mesurer la compétitivite, la productivité et l'efficacité au niveau sectoriel et a celui des exploitations.
Ce rapport examine la capacité d'analyse du système de classification des mesures de politique agricole entrant dans l'Estimation du Soutien aux Producteurs (ESP) de l'OCDE en termes de suivi de l'évolution des politiques.
Ce rapport examine la bibliographie sur le rôle que joue la recherche et développement en agriculture en matière d’encouragement de l’innovation et de la productivité dans le secteur agricole.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 02.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 01.
The dramatic collapse in world trade in 2009 is, this report shows, mainly due to: the drop in demand for highly traded products; the drying up of trade finance; and the vertically integrated nature of global supply chains. Contrary to expectations, protectionist measures were relatively muted and did not play a significant part. In fact, because of their sheer size, stimulus measures may have had more impact on trade than direct trade policy measures Nevertheless, dollar for dollar, direct trade restricting measures have the most strongly negative impacts on growth and employment: a one dollar increase in tariff revenues results in a USD 2.16 drop in world exports and a USD 0.73 drop in world income.
The analyses presented here suggest that exit strategies from measures to deal with the crisis will be most effective in boosting growth and jobs if they first roll back measures that discriminate between domestic and foreign firms and those that target specific sectors. General demand stimulus measures and active labour market policies are preferable under current conditions.
Private financial sector investment in agriculture has increased, mainly because of current prospects for income generation, capital appreciation, and uncorrelated returns with equity markets and as a hedge against inflation. This paper surveys this investment activity and its impacts.
To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.