This OECD database is a compilation of policies relating to support within the fertiliser and biofuels sectors of several countries. The data cover the period from 1995 to 2012 for biofuels and from 2000 to 2012 for fertilisers, depending on data availability.
Eliminating global hunger is more about raising the incomes of the poor than an issue of food prices. This study considers how changes to the world’s food and agriculture system can contribute to improvements in food security in developing countries, and the policy recommendations proposed seek to improve the coherence of OECD countries’ policies and contribute to multilateral initiatives towards global food security.
What role can governments play in agricultural innovation? This report reviews recent trends in agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and looks at how governments can contribute to agricultural productivity and sustainability by fostering innovation in the agri-food sector.
How do small farms in developing countries manage risk? This paper assesses farm-level agricultural risk management strategies in Brazil, China and Viet Nam. Farmers in developing countries often rely on community strategies such as crop sharing, or deplete their assets and so perpetuate poverty. Policies to promote investment, such as access to credit and insurance, can help smallholders move out of poverty or into the non-farm sector.
Large farm size, low age profile, high educational level and use of financial leverage are factors in high economic performance of farms, according to this analysis of data from nine OECD countries and regions. The analysis shows significant differences in farm economic performances within countries as well as across countries.
Il serait nécessaire d’accroître les investissements dans les infrastructures de transport, la recherche agricole et les systèmes de sécurité alimentaire, afin d’aider le Kazakhstan à stimuler la compétitivité de son secteur agricole sur le long terme et à atteindre ses grands objectifs de diversification économique, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
Greater investment in transport infrastructure, agricultural research and food safety systems is needed to help Kazakhstan boost the long-term competitiveness of its farm sector and meet wider economic diversification objectives, according to this report.
Demand for food and feed is increasing worldwide, and there is greater pressure on land, water and biodiversity. Agriculture policymakers face the challenge of increasing innovation, improving agricultural productivity growth and make more efficient use of available natural resources. In this interview for EuroChoices, OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Ken Ash explains the role that innovation will play in the future of food.
Indonesia can improve national food security by facilitating greater investment in agriculture, opening agri-food markets to greater international trade, reforming input subsidies and food aid schemes and moving away from self-sufficiency policy objectives, according to this report.
En 2011, le soutien public à l’agriculture dans les pays de l’OCDE est tombé à 19 % des recettes agricoles totales – soit le niveau le plus bas qui ait jamais été enregistré – ce qui s’explique par les évolutions nouvelles survenues sur les marchés internationaux des produits agricoles et non par des changements explicites de politique, indique l’OCDE dans la dernière version d’un rapport annuel.