9/06/2016 - The OECD will present its most recent work on measuring agricultural support and monitoring agricultural policy developments during a panel discussion at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels on 16 June 2016, starting at 1:15 p.m.
Agricultural Policies: Monitoring and Evaluation 2016 covers 50 countries, including all OECD members, all EU member states and nine key emerging economies (Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam).
The report discusses ways countries can put more effort into refocusing agricultural policies to address long–term need for improving the productivity and sustainability performance of agriculture, to help face the multiple challenges ahead.
This year’s report provides new data showing continuing convergence between average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and those in emerging economies, although in both groups there is considerable divergence among countries.
The new OECD work will be presented by Carmel Cahill, deputy director of the OECD Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, and OECD senior agricultural policy analyst Václav Vojtech, with discussion led by Johan Swinnen, associate senior research fellow at CEPS.
Media registration should be done directly at the CEPS website.
OECD officials will also present the key findings of Agricultural Policies: Monitoring and Evaluation to delegates at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva on Friday 17 June, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event (Room E) is open to media. For further information on accreditation, contact WTO Information Officer Ankai Xu (+41 22 739 6659).
For further information on the report, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).
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