Publications & Documents


  • 14-June-2006

    English

    Coherence of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies

    At a time when agriculture is no longer the dominant sector in rural economies in OECD countries, this study examines the advantages of developing coherence between agricultural and rural development policies.

  • 25-April-2006

    English

    Trade, Agriculture and Development: Policies Working Together

    Why is policy coherence for development important to policy makers, producers and the rural poor? How does it affect global agricultural trade? Can greater policy coherence help reduce poverty reduction and alleviate hunger?

  • 19-April-2006

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies - South Africa

    Agricultural reform has made a major contribution to the social and economic changes in South Africa over the past decade. But what are the challenges facing the government as it attempts to broaden participation of black farmers in commercial agriculture and boost the sector’s competitiveness ?

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  • 6-February-2006

    English

    Taxation and Social Security in Agriculture

    Greater integration of farming into economy-wide social safety nets or tax systems could help tackle instability and low incomes in the sector, says this study of the treatment of farmers within the tax and social security systems of OECD countries.

  • 3-February-2006

    English

    Multifunctionality in Agriculture: What Role for Private Initiatives?

    This report sheds light on potential alternative non-government solutions to resolving problems created by agriculture practices. The approaches analysed include market mechanisms, the promotion of private transactions, and voluntary approaches.

  • 3-February-2006

    English

    The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policies

    An analytical framework is developed in this report in order to examine the trade-offs in policy choice between the precision of targeting, the degree of decoupling and policy related transaction costs.

  • 3-February-2006

    English

    Multifunctionality in Agriculture: Evaluating the degree of jointness, policy implications

    These proceedings examine the nature and strength of jointness between agricultural commodity production and non-commodity outputs from the perspective of three areas important to the agricultural sector: rural development, environmental externalities and food security.

  • 11-November-2005

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies - China

    This review examines China’s agricultural policy context and trends while measuring the extent of support provided to its agriculture on the basis of consistent and internationally comparable analysis.

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  • 8-November-2005

    English

    Agriculture and Development: The Case for Policy Coherence

    Agriculture and Development: The Case for Policy Coherence defines the ‘where’ (country impact), ‘how’ (most damaging forms of support), ‘which’ (commodity aspects) and ‘who’ (household effects) of agricultural policy reform. It treats the effects of four main categories of OECD country agricultural policies: domestic, trade, regulatory, and development co-operation policies. In each case it identifies the implications from the

  • 31-October-2005

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies - Brazil

    This review measures the level and composition of support to Brazilian agriculture, and evaluates the effectiveness of current measures in attaining their objectives. The study finds that Brazil provides much lower support to its agricultural sector than most OECD countries. However, a large and increasing share of that support is provided in the form of credit subsidies; support which could be more productively oriented to areas such

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