Establishing a comprehensive and efficient rural credit system providing finance for both the commercial (agricultural and non-agricultural) sector of the rural economy and small-scale farming, is among the most pressing issues on China’s reform agenda today.
Low incomes and high unemployment in rural areas are issues of concern to policy makers in all countries.
This annual publication provides the most comprehensive description and assessment of agricultural and related policy developments in OECD countries.
These Highlights are from the 16th edition of Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation.
In most OECD countries, farm household incomes figure prominently among the wide and growing range of concerns described as motivating policy interventions in agriculture.
One in five of the world's population live in extreme poverty, with a per capita income of less than a dollar a day.
OECD analysis has provided ample evidence of the shortcomings that plague many current farm policies. This report takes the next step and suggests where to go from here. It shows that countries can reap the gains of market-orientation and open tr...
Analysis in this tenth edition of Agricultural Policies in Transition Economies: Trends in Policies and Support demonstrates that the transition has brought about a notable overall reduction in the policy distortions in the agricultural sectors of the countries covered.
The recorded use of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on food and agricultural products -- such as plant and animal health requirements and technical regulations -- has risen rapidly in recent years.
Common environmental objectives in most OECD countries include clean air, clean water, reductions in toxic emissions and household waste and the conservation of natural resources. From prohibitions and technical standards to tradable permits, tax...