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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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15-February-2011

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Australia: Thematic Review on Risk Management in Agriculture

Australia should improve governance of its drought policy, consider developing an insurance market for drought risk and help farmers adapt to climate change, says this review of agricultural risk management in the country. (OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Paper No. 39)

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4-February-2011

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Evolution of Agricultural Support in Real Terms in OECD Countries and Emerging Economies

This report analyses the evolution of prices, farm receipts and support to agricultural producers in real terms in OECD countries and other economies. It sets out specific purchasing power parities for a range of commodities to compare developments in output volume and prices at aggregate level.

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5-January-2011

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Policy Responses to Societal Concerns in Food and Agriculture: Proceedings of an OECD Workshop

Fair trade, animal welfare, biodiversity and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are complex and controversial issues relating to food and agriculture. In this collection of papers, international experts share experiences and discuss policies to deal with these issues.

1-October-2010

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Policy Responses in Emerging Economies to International Agricultural Commodity Price Surges

Commodity prices surged in 2006-08 in Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. Government policy responses to these price surges were not always successful in minimising the impact on consumers and producers, this report finds.

1-September-2010

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Analysing the Composition of Producer Support: New Tools and Methods

This report considers the analytical potential of the system used to classify policy measures under the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) which is used to monitor agricultural policy developments in OECD and selected non OECD countries.

1-September-2010

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Competitiveness, Productivity and Efficiency in the Agricultural and Agri-Food Sectors

This report reviews the literature on competitiveness, productivity and efficiency in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. It clarifies concepts and terminology, and provides a critical assessment of approaches used in the literature to measure these three concepts at sectoral and farm levels

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