Agricultural policies and support

Workshop on Enhancing Competitiveness in the Agro-food Sector: Making Policies Work - 16-17 June 2004

 

The OECD/Baltic Workshop on "Enhancing Competitiveness in the Agro-Food Sector: Making Policies Work", brought together about 80 participants; including high level government officials from the Baltic and OECD countries, as well as parliamentarians, producer representatives, entrepreneurs, researchers and experts.  The Workshop continued the policy dialogue between senior policy makers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and OECD Member countries on structural, market and policy reforms in the agro-food sector. The discussions was set in the context of  greater competition within the enlarged EU. The Workshop was prepared by the OECD's, Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in co-operation with the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture, and was financed under the Baltic Regional Programme.

The following papers and PPT presentations were presented at this Workshop:

Session 1:

  • Competitive concerns at the production and processing level: the example of the dairy sector - By Professor Gerry Boyle
    Paper
  • Some look on the development of competitiveness of Latvian agriculture and food sector - By Mrs. Danute Jasjko and Mr. Andris Miglavs
    PPT
  • Competition improvement opportunities in the Lithuanian agriculture and food industry - By Mr. Gediminas Radzevicius
    Paper
  • Patterns of competitiveness of agricultural production and processing in Estonia - By Ms. Piret Hein
    Paper
    PPT

Session 2:

  • Competitiveness concerns at the marketing and retail levels - By Mr. Heikki Juutinen
    Paper
    PPT
  • Challenges for competitiveness in retail business - By Mr. Vitalijus Baranauskas
    Paper
  • Competitiveness in the retail sector in Estonia - By Mrs. Marje Joosing
    Paper
    PPT
  • Grocery retailing and Latvian food marketing chain - By Ms. Inguna Gulbe
    Paper
    PPT

Session 3:

  • The role of the government in enhancing competitiveness of the agrifood sector - By Dr. Siemen van  Berkum
    Paper
    PPT
  • The impact of government policies on competitiveness in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector - By Dr. Tulay Yildirim
    PPT
  • Economic policy in Poland and competitiveness of agro-food sector - By Mr. Waldemar Guba
    PPT
  • Policy objectives and measures in Estonia: present (and past) policy choices and their impact - By Mr. Andres Oopkaup
    Paper
  • Role of government policy in agriculture - By Mr. Ritvars Zapereckis
    Paper
  • Lithuania: policy objectives and measures - By Mr. Vygantas Katkevicius
    Paper

Session 4:

  • Challenges and opportunities in the agrifood chain - By Liesbeth Dries
    PPT

 

 

 

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