On 1 July 2015, the OECD and FAO will launch the annual Agricultural Outlook in a press conference at the OECD in Paris.
This edition of the Agricultural Outlook – the twenty-first OECD edition and the eleventh prepared jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – provides projections to 2024 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish. The 2015 report provides a special focus on prospects and challenges for Brazilian agriculture.
The market projections not only cover OECD member countries (European Union as a region) but also FAO member countries, notably Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, People's Republic of China and South Africa.
Fourth meeting of the IO Consortium for Measuring the Policy Environment for Agriculture, taking place at OECD in Paris on 22-23 June 2015.
OECD workshop on policy coherence between agricultural productivity improvement, climate change adaptation and mitigation taking place in June 2015 in Korea.
OECD's latest research provides new evidence of the detrimental effects that local content requirements have on the imposing country’s own economy.
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Downloadable PDF version of the June 2015 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on fishing and development, regional trade agreements and agriculture and issues in agricultural trade policy.
June 2015 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on issues in agricultural trade policy, green growth, fisheries and aquaculture and country reviews of Colombia and Switzerland
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Policy brief detailing the findings from the 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators and the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on trade costs.
Ministers, G20 Sherpas, international organisations and policy makers come together at the OECD to examine the progress made to date on measuring trade in value-added terms and to distill the policy implications.
Many of the recent concerns about food security relate to perceived threats to current levels of food security, such as those due to price shocks or natural disasters. These threats concern the risk of food insecurity. This publication develops a risk-management tool to examine the robustness of policy responses to managing risks and uncertainty across a variety of different threats to food security, and applies the framework to an Indonesia case study.
Five risk scenarios were selected as major threats to food security in Indonesia, following a consultation process among stakeholders and policy makers, and assessed in terms of existing and alternative agricultural and social policies. The risk assessment shows that domestic economic and natural disaster scenarios are more important than global price hikes and that a policy strategy that concentrates on addressing a single source of risk, such as a price spike in international markets, may increase vulnerability to other sources of risk such as domestic crop failure. The analysis yields a number of specific policy recommendations, including targeting of social assistance programme using food vouchers or cash transfers.