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Reforms in policy on intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as copyrights, trademarks and patent protection deliver positive economic results for developing countries, according to this OECD study.
Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. The economic, environmental and social implications of this were discussed by policy makers and experts at this 2010 conference.
Open markets will be necessary for a sustained economic recovery. This report recommends that governments continue to resist protectionist pressures and work towards a level playing field for trade.
This report reviews the literature on competitiveness, productivity and efficiency in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. It clarifies concepts and terminology, and provides a critical assessment of approaches used in the literature to measure these three concepts at sectoral and farm levels
This report considers the analytical potential of the system used to classify policy measures under the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) which is used to monitor agricultural policy developments in OECD and selected non OECD countries.
Our changing lifestyles and habits have influenced the fishing industry, as have globalisation and how we manage our natural resources. Learn about the history and development of fisheries, plus the issues facing the sector today, in this basic guide in the OECD Insights series.
This report contains a review of the literature on the role of agricultural research and development in fostering innovation and productivity in agriculture.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 02.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 01.
Private financial sector investment in agriculture has increased, mainly because of current prospects for income generation, capital appreciation, and uncorrelated returns with equity markets and as a hedge against inflation. This paper surveys this investment activity and its impacts.