In 2012, G20 Leaders called on international organisations to develop a framework to analyse and review policies and “identify best policy options for increasing productivity growth sustainably”. The Framework for Analysing Policies to Improve Agricultural Productivity, Sustainably, developed by the OECD, is an analytical tool that responds to this interest. This framework has been applied in the context of a series of country reviews of G20 and OECD member countries.
Recognising the importance of boosting agricultural productivity to enhance food security and the benefits of ICT in promoting such change, the OECD has worked on identifying emerging policy issues and support for the establishment of an exchange mechanism on ICT applications in agriculture.
The agriculture agenda under the German Presidency focused on strengthening G20 work on implementing Agenda 2030, the role of Food Security and action to deal with climate change challenges in agriculture, as well as new actions on agriculture and water.
The OECD contributed to the preparation of the Agriculture Ministerial meeting (Towards food and water security: Fostering sustainability, advancing innovation) held in Berlin on 22 January, 2017, based on OECD work on agriculture and ICT, water governance, AMR and responsible investment.
The 2018 Argentina G20 Presidency has focused on sustainable soil management and its impact on food security and human development. The OECD has been supporting this agenda in co-operation with other international organisations.