Publications & Documents


  • 6-July-2009

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    Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2009

    Overall support to farmers in OECD countries has been declining. In 2008, it was 21% of farmers’ gross receipts, the lowest level since the mid-1980s. The decline has largely been due to a narrowing of the gap between domestic and world agricultural commodity prices.

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  • 1-July-2009

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    Impact of Animal Disease Outbreaks and Alternative Control Practices on Agricultural Markets and Trade: The case of FMD

    Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is one of the most contagious animal diseases. This paper describes different options for policy intervention in the case of an FMD epidemic. It also gives an overview of the history of FMD in OECD and selected non-OECD countries, including policy measures taken.

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  • 19-May-2009

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    Evaluation of Agricultural Policy in Reforms in Japan

    This report is an analysis of the Japanese agricultural sector and Japanese agricultural policy, looking at the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy over the last several decades.

  • 7-May-2009

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    The role of agriculture and farm household diversification in the rural economy: evidence and initial policy implications

    The role of agriculture and farm households in the rural economy is changing and diverse. In most regions, the share of agriculture in GDP and employment is small and decreasing, but agriculture dominates land use.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    Agricultural Policies in Emerging Economies: Monitoring and Evaluation 2009

    In Brazil, Chile, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine, agriculture continues to play a vital role in employment and food security. This report monitors and evaluates government support to agriculture in these seven emerging economies during 2006-08.

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  • 12-March-2009

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    Highlights - Agricultural Policies in Emerging Economies: Monitoring and Evaluation 2009

    This report monitors and evaluates government support to agriculture in seven emerging economies during 2006-08: Brazil, Chile, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine.

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  • 5-February-2009

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    Smallholder Adjustment in Middle-Income Countries

    The agricultural sectors of middle income countries are transforming rapidly, as part of the broader process of economic development. Much of the resulting adjustment pressure falls on less competitive smallholders.

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  • 5-February-2009

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    Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries

    The role of agricultural policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments.

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  • 22-July-2008

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    Agricultural Progress in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali: Why it Happened and How to Sustain it

    This study finds that agricultural progress in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali defies the often grim assessments of agriculture in the Sub-Saharan region.

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  • 22-July-2008

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    Agricultural Progress in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali: Why it Happened and How to Sustain it

    This study finds that agricultural progress in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali defies the often grim assessments of agriculture in the Sub-Saharan region.

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