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 according to a clearly-specified set of criteria.
This report is a first step towards developing a framework to monitor progress on green growth in the agricultural sector in OECD countries. The goal is to identify relevant, succinct and measurable statistics to implement the OECD Green Growth Strategy Measurement Framework which provides a common basis for further developing green growth indicators in the agricultural sector in OECD countries.
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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The protection of trade secrets web annotation explains the need and reasons for the creation of the OECD's Trade Secrets Protection Index available through the iLibrary.
ITC, OECD, UNCTAD, UNECE on behalf of the UN Regional Commissions of ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA, WBG and WCO reaffirm their support in a comprehensive and coordinated manner to such economies in implementing the TFA - in close collaboration with the WTO and the donor community.
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Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications For Policy report to the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting in Sydney, Australia 19 July 2014.
The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023 will be launched on 11 July 2014 at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome, Italy.