Businesses and policy makers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. Through data and analysis, OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.
This workshop, organised jointly by the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center of the Ministry of Agriculture (ATPC) of China and the OECD, will discuss the key policy issue of how to ensure that productivity growth in agriculture globally and, in particular, in China is sufficient to meet growing demand and that it is done sustainably.
Recreational fishing is a popular pastime in many countries and understanding its impact is crucial to proper fisheries and stock management.
Latest indications confirm the abundance of wheat supplies and improved production prospects for maize. The outlook for soybeans is equally positive. Although rice production prospects have been revised downward somewhat, availabilities remain ample. Against this background, international prices of AMIS crops generally weakened in September.
The right kind of green growth is a blog post by Patrick love for OECD Insights that examines the organisation's latest preliminary assessment of green growth indicators in agriculture.
An integral component of any green growth strategy is a highly-reliable set of measurement tools and indicators that would enable policy makers to evaluate how effective policies are, and to gauge the progress being achieved in shifting economic activity onto a greener path. These tools and indicators, which will need to be based on internationally comparable data, must also be embedded in a conceptual framework and selected
The OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate will have an informational booth at this year's WTO Forum trade & people fair and will also host a panel discussion on trade and jobs.
A special information/awareness event at OECD Headquarters on 23-25 September on the potential impacts of climate change on the OECD Forest Scheme.
The JWPTE has organised several regional workshops on regional trade agreements. The next workshop will take place on 17-18 September 2014 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
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OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring & Evaluation definition file for Switzerland, updated July 2015.