High levels of policy support for biofuel contributes little to reduced greenhouse-gas emissions and other policy objectives, while it adds to a range of factors that raise international prices for food commodities.
According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.
On 18-19 October 2007 the OECD Directorate of Trade and Agriculture, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Dutch Agricultural Economics Research Institute organised the 2nd Conference on the policy and research agenda of the future food supply chain.
More open markets have brought economic benefits to a broad range of countries over the years, including many in the developing world. How can the Doha Development Agenda talks on further opening up markets in agriculture, industrial and consumer goods, and services be made to live up to their name? Who stands to gain from more open markets and less government support in agriculture? How can developing countries make the most of new
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A complete set of tables containing historical data from 1970 and projections to 2014 is available.
Studies of the Mexico-USA avocado trade; Australian dairy industry; Chilean agro-food sector; Kenyan cut flower sector; agricultural reform in New Zealand; fisheries in Denmark and seafood in Thailand.
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Economic assumptions, World prices, Main policy assumptions for cereal marketsWorld cereal projections, Main policy assumptions for oilseed markets, World oilseed projections, Main policy assumptions for meat markets, OECD meat projections, Main policy assumptions for dairy markets, ...
This conference provided an overview of the recent changes in economic structure and behaviour of the food economy and its implications for the policy debate in this area.
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...