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  • Food Waste Along the Food Chain

    Reducing food losses and food waste is attracting growing public attention at the international, regional, and national levels, and is widely acknowledged to contribute to abating interlinked sustainability challenges such as food security, climate change, and water shortage. This paper takes stock of available data on food waste and explores policies related to food waste in OECD countries.

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  • Green Growth Indicators for Agriculture

    This report is a first step towards developing a framework to monitor progress on green growth in the agricultural sector in OECD countries. Read the full report now.

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  • Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development

    Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, according to a new OECD-WTO-World Bank Group report

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Export Restrictions in Raw Materials Trade: Facts, Fallacies and Better Practices

This volume brings together different strands of analysis carried out by OECD since 2009 on the use of export restrictions in the trade of raw materials.

  OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

OECD’s annual statistics and projections for major agricultural commodities. It analyses how global and domestic forces are shaping agricultural markets over the next decade.

  OECD Trade Policy Papers

This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs

This book brings together the results of a broad research agenda focusing on the interaction between trade and employment implemented under the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE).

  Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

This annual report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and is complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy developments in all countries covered in the report.

  OECD Trade and Environment Papers

Selected studies addressing the policy interface between trade and environment and such issues a liberalizing trade in goods that affect the environment, and trade in environmental goods and services.

Smart Rules for Fair Trade | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution Smart Rules for Fair Trade: 50 Years of Export Credits

This work is part of a global post war effort to emphasise multilateral co operation and sound economic policies to promote co operation, efficiency and prosperity rather than destructive competition, controversy and conflict.

  Rebuilding Fisheries | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution Rebuilding Fisheries: The Way Forward

This publication analyses the issues and challenges governments face as they develop and implement plans to rebuild fisheries. The focus is on the economic and institutional issues and builds on evidence from OECD fisheries.

  OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

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Services Trade Restrictiveness Index

Launch press conference for the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) by OECD's Director of Trade and Agriculture, Ken Ash, with ministers of Trade from the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico and the EU.

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Better understanding global trade flows

Analysis from the OECD and WTO breaks with conventional measurement of trade flows. By looking at imports and exports in value-added terms, a fuller picture can be built up of international trade and commercial relations between nations.

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Saving farmers lives - OECD Tractor Codes

Understand how lives of farmers around the world are made safer by ensuring tractors meet the internationally agreed standards set by the OECD. Tests are enforced across 26 countries and tractors are assessed on nine OECD codes reducing the number of fatal farm accidents.

Discover OECD tractor codes
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The Blue Economy

The oceans have long been the centre of economic activity. People have been living near the sea, feeding themselves by fishing and making their livelihoods on the coast for thousands of years. The challenge today is harnessing the potential of this Blue Economy.

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