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This report contains a review of the literature on the role of agricultural research and development in fostering innovation and productivity in agriculture.
The share of farm receipts provided by government programmes rose slightly in OECD countries last year, reversing a declining trend in state support since 2004, says this overview of developments in agricultural policies.
Government support to Israeli farmers has fallen but some market distorting policies remain. This assessment of Israel's agricultural policy also looks at the environmental performance of Israeli agriculture, including water resource management.
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A background note on risk management in agriculture, prepared for the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in 2010.
2010 archive of OECD Producer and Consumer Support Estimates.
This paper presents statistical indicators of risk exposure at the individual/farm level, and micro model simulation results on strategies for risk management in agriculture.
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The "Review of Agricultural Policies: Israel" assesses the performance of Israeli agriculture over the last two decades, evaluates Israeli agricultural policy reforms and provides recommendations for continuing t he reform process in the future.
Manual with information on the methodology, principles and practical applications of&
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An OECD paper, free to download, explaining agricultural support.
In his opening remarks at the agriculture ministerial meeting, Angel Gurría said that the main challenge is to define what policy makers can do to create a competitive agro-food sector capable of feeding a growing world and conserving natural resources for future generations.