The OECD workshop on "Innovations in food and agriculture system: Policies to foster productive and sustainable solutions" will be held in Paris on 25 and 26 February 2016.Read more
A CRP-sponsored conference held in Zaragoza in Spain on 15-17 June 2015 was dedicated to "Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st century: A global challenge in knowledge transfer to meet world demands for food security and sustainability".Read more
The 7th OECD Food Chain Network last October 2015 focused on "The Food Chain and Consumers".Read more
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) has launched its call for applications for funding research fellowships and international conferences (workshops and symposia). The CRP supports work on the sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, fisheries, food production and forestry, and research into new technologies in these areas.
The three new themes for this call are:
- Theme 1: Managing natural capital for the future
- Theme 2: Managing risks in a connected world
- Theme 3: Transformational technologies and innovation
The deadline for submitting applications is Saturday 10 September 2016, midnight (Paris time).
This Newsletter provides up-to-date information on OECD activities related to biotechnology. Summaries of the current work and recent outcomes were provided by the Environment Directorate, the Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate, the Trade and Agriculture Directorate and colleagues from the Secretary-General’s office, as well as the International Energy Agency Renewable Energy Division.
Demand for food and feed is increasing worldwide. At the same time, there is greater pressure on land, water and biodiversity. Agricultural innovation, including research and development (R&D) can help boost productivity growth and make more efficient use of available natural resources.
In this interview for the agricultural economics journal EuroChoices, OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Ken Ash explains the role that innovation will play in the future of food.
» Visit the OECD Website to listen to the podcast
After a successful call for applications, 8 conferences out of 26 received and 28 international research fellowships out of 62 received have been retained by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme for funding.
Information about both conferences/workshops and fellowships funded in 2015-2009 can be found in the links below, including reports from conference organisers and fellows and links to proceedings and/or published papers that came out of the conferences or fellowships.
2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
|Conference Sponsorships and Fellowships|
Contagious livestock diseases can cause major harm to human and animal health, to firms, and to consumers and taxpayers. Governments are increasingly acting to prevent and control livestock diseases, while international organisations develop codes, guidelines and programmes to enhance international co-operation and efficient management of diseases. These proceedings of an OECD-OIE conference that the Co-operation Research Programme sponsored and which took place in June 2013 examine how economics and animal sciences can contribute to managing livestock disease risks in an efficient and comprehensive manner.
Agricultural research continues to confront new challenges, from food security to ecological concerns to land use. An OECD conference highlighted recent major progress in agricultural research outcomes and addressed the challenges that lie ahead. Participants came from all agricultural sectors and included farmers, industry, scientists, decision makers and other stakeholders.
Systems implemented in the second half of the previous century to foster innovation in agriculture are in crisis. New solutions are urgenly needed to face the challenges of food security and climate change while productivity is widely decreasing. The CRP-sponsored conference on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems, held in Paris from 15 to 17 June 2011, was very opportune in providing a large and comprehensive overview of concepts and experiences that are dramatically changing the approaches and the instruments to support and foster innovation in agriculture.