This book brings together a collection of papers prepared for the Global Forum on
Agriculture that took place at the OECD in December 2014. It reviews current knowledge
about agricultural policy and agricultural trade policy settings, and questions its
pertinence in light of the profound market and structural changes that have been taking
place in the global agro-food sector in recent decades. It aims to inform and assist
policy-makers and negotiators as they seek to overcome the problems that have made
the agricultural pillar of the Doha Agenda trade negotiations particularly difficult.
The data and analysis presented cover OECD countries and major G20 and emerging economies
that account for the great bulk of global food production, consumption and trade.