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  • 17-June-2011

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    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020

    Over the coming decade, higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay. This raises concerns for economic stability and food security in some developing countries, with poor consumers most at risk of malnutrition, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 7-June-2011

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    The food crisis: beyond agriculture

    Food prices are literally a matter of life and death, especially for the poorest of the poor, who already spend up to 80% or 90% of their income on food. Unfortunately, our medium term projections for global supply, demand and prices of agricultural commodities show that most prices look likely to trend significantly higher in the coming decade.

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  • 11-May-2011

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    Distribution of Support and Income in Agriculture

    More efficient and equitable agricultural policies will require better targeting of income support and, in turn, better information on the income and wealth situation of the agricultural population, according to this study of Canada, the United States and the European Union.

  • 6-May-2011

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    Long Term Trends in Agricultural Policy Impacts

    A focus on reducing market price support is the key to effective agricultural policy reform, says this study of farm reforms in the United States, European Union, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Switzerland.

  • 28-February-2011

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    Evaluation of Agricultural Policy Reforms in the United States

    U.S. agricultural policy reform should continue its recent shift towards less distortion of production and trade, notably with market-based approaches for support programmes and agricultural risk management, according to this study of reforms since 1985.

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  • 21-February-2011

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    Disaggregated Impacts of CAP Reforms: Proceedings of an OECD Workshop

    How have Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms affected farms, sectors and regions in the European Union? These papers look at recent reforms, featuring the single payment scheme, quotas and restructuring in the sugar and dairy sectors, and the direct payment scheme.

  • 17-February-2011

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    Canada: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

    Farm risk management in Canada is overcrowded with policies and unable to signal layers of risk that farmers should manage themselves. Canada should better define its risk programmes: income stabilization payments should focus on a middle range of risk, while farmers manage normal business risk.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Spain: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

    Spain's agricultural insurance system must evolve to allow more competition, differentiate marketable and catastrophic risks and reduce subsidies for marketable lines. Spain should also develop a framework for catastrophic risk and facilitate a wider choice of risk management tools for farmers.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    New Zealand: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

    Farm risk management policy in New Zealand centres on natural disaster assistance and preventing pest and disease incursions. New Zealand should strengthen a 'multi-activity enterprise' view of farming, reduce uncertainty about future environmental regulations and improve knowledge on risks.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Netherlands: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

    Dutch agricultural risk management should develop an ex ante policy framework for assistance in catastrophic events such as livestock epidemics and climatic disasters, as well as a longer-term strategy on insurance.

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