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  • 24-June-2010

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    The Impact of Index and Swap Funds on Commodity Futures Markets: Preliminary Results

    Financial market speculation did not cause the price bubble in agricultural futures markets in 2007-08, according to this preliminary study on the impact of index and swap fund participation in these commodity futures markets.

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  • 22-June-2010

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    Climate Change and Agriculture

    While agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is also a source of carbon storage in soils. Farmers will have to adapt to the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. This report considers how to design policies that address these issues.

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  • 22-June-2010

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    Producer and Consumer Support Estimates database, 1986-2010

    2010 archive of OECD Producer and Consumer Support Estimates.

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  • 22-June-2010

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    Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measures

    A study of the design and implementation of environmental standards and regulations, taxes, payments, tradable permit schemes and other policy measures to address agri-environmental issues.

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  • 22-June-2010

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    Apricots

    This brochure is published within the framework of  the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962. It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of the apricots standard in force. This updated brochure illustrates the revised standard text and new trends in the international trade of apricots. It demonstrates the quality

  • 18-June-2010

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    Farm Level Analysis of Risk and Risk Management Strategies and Policy

    This paper presents statistical indicators of risk exposure at the individual/farm level, and micro model simulation results on strategies for risk management in agriculture.

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  • 18-June-2010

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    The Availability and Cost of Short-Term Trade Finance and its Impact on Trade

    Trade fell significantly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, even more than the large drop in global production levels. This paper examines to what extent short-term trade finance may have impacted trade levels before and after the crisis hit.

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  • 18-June-2010

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    International Standards and Trade - A Review of the Empirical Literature

    How do international standards affect international trade? This paper surveys empirical studies investigating this relationship, focusing on econometric studies.

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  • 18-June-2010

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    Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measures

    Improving the environmental performance of agriculture is a high priority in OECD and many non-OECD countries. This will be of increasing concern in the future given the pressure to feed a growing world population with scarce land and water resources. Policy has an important role to play where markets for many of the environmental outcomes from agriculture are absent or poorly functioning.   

    This study focuses on the design

  • 18-June-2010

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    Management Strategy Evaluation and Management Procedures: Tools for Rebuilding and Sustaining Fisheries

    Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is designed to identify fishery rebuilding and harvest strategies that are robust to uncertainty and natural variation, and that balance biological and socioeconomic objectives.

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