Publications & Documents

  • 16-August-2011


    Agricultural Progress and Poverty Reduction: Synthesis Report

    Is agriculture more important than other sources of earned income in reducing poverty? Which government policy actions have contributed most? This study compares socio-economic characteristics of twenty-five countries that have made exceptional progress in reducing poverty.

  • 4-August-2011


    Farm Level Analysis of Risk and Risk Management Strategies and Policies: Technical Note

    A technical note describing the data source and analytical methods used to measure risk exposure at farm level; the stochastic simulation model to analyze farm behaviour and policy performance under risk; and cluster analysis to select representative farms for model calibration.

  • 26-July-2011


    Managing Risk in Agriculture: Policy Assessment and Design

    What are the implications of risk management for agricultural policy? Drawing on OECD case studies and workshops, this book looks at management principles and guidelines for policy design in agriculture, as well as quantitative analysis of risk.

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  • 17-June-2011


    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.

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  • 7-June-2011


    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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  • 11-May-2011


    Distribution of Support and Income in Agriculture

    More efficient and equitable agricultural policies will require better targeting of income support and, in turn, better information on the income and wealth situation of the agricultural population, according to this study of Canada, the United States and the European Union.

  • 6-May-2011


    Long Term Trends in Agricultural Policy Impacts

    A focus on reducing market price support is the key to effective agricultural policy reform, says this study of farm reforms in the United States, European Union, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Switzerland.

  • 28-February-2011


    Evaluation of Agricultural Policy Reforms in the United States

    U.S. agricultural policy reform should continue its recent shift towards less distortion of production and trade, notably with market-based approaches for support programmes and agricultural risk management, according to this study of reforms since 1985.

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  • 23-février-2011


    Incidences des réformes de la Politique Agricole Commune au niveau désagrégé: Compte rendu d’un atelier de l’OCDE

    Ces articles considèrent les réformes récentes de la Politique Agricole Commune (PAC) en prenant en considération le régime de paiement unique, ainsi que les quotas et la restructuration dans les secteurs sucrier et laitier. (En anglais)

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  • 17-February-2011


    Canada: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

    Farm risk management in Canada is overcrowded with policies and unable to signal layers of risk that farmers should manage themselves. Canada should better define its risk programmes: income stabilization payments should focus on a middle range of risk, while farmers manage normal business risk.

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