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Food and Agriculture

In series:OECD Green Growth Studiesview more titles

Published on November 24, 2011

Also available in: French

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As part of the OECD Green Growth Strategy, this new series aims to provide in-depth reviews of the green growth issues faced by different sectors. The agriculture and fisheries sectors have an important role to play in contributing to greener growth, in particular through facilitating the uptake of green technologies and management practices and reducing waste in the food chain. This will involve a range of policies, including: the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies that distort efficient resource use; freer international trade; shifting towards targeted policies that will support poor and vulnerable farmers; rewarding the provision of ecosystem services; and encouraging R&D, technologies and management practices that improve the productivity of resource use. Framing appropriate “greening” policies is also a major governance issue which requires examining the incentives and disincentives generated by policies, as well as the regulatory and institutional framework more broadly.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive Summary
Background
The need for greening food and agriculture
Future challenges and opportunities
The role of policy in contributing to green growth in agriculture and food
Measuring progress towards green growth in food and agriculture
Delivering green growth in food and agriculture
Conclusions
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