Because food is a basic necessity, the agriculture sector is showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than other industries, according to a new report by the OECD and UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.
OECD’s Global Forum on Trade 2009
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Global Forum on Trade 2009 Vulnerability of exporting nations to the development of a carbon label in the United Kingdom by G. Edwards-Jones, K. Plassmann, E.H. York, B. Hounsome,D.L. Jones, L. Mila i Canals
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Global Forum on Trade 2009 Aviation internationale et lutte contre le changement climatique Pierre Albano, VP Environment, Air France-KLM
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Global Forum on Trade 2009 Participants List
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Global Forum 2009 Agenda
The report looks at the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy over the last several decades, but maintains its analytical focus on policies currently in place. In addition to reporting a wide variety of statistics, much of which were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), use was made of the OECD PSE/CSE database and the OECD Policy Evaluation Model (PEM) for some of the analytical work.
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The following table shows the number and value of renewable energy and water projects prior notified under Annex IV of the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits for the period July 2005 to December 2008.
With the global economic crisis, governments are now focused on restoring national economic and employment growth and financial stability which also poses risks for freedom of investment.
In his speech delivered at the 2009 BIAC Business Roundtable, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD was working hard to help countries design better and more reliable policies to underpin the credibility of a stronger and more accountable global economy. But he warned that a new economic system can only work if it’s based on a more responsible business culture that can reconcile profit-making with reducing inequalities, fostering