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The role of agricultural policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments.
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The agricultural sectors of middle income countries are transforming rapidly, as part of the broader process of economic development. Much of the resulting adjustment pressure falls on less competitive smallholders.
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This report looks at the interface between public and private food standards in modern food chains, the role these standards play in contemporary food systems and how they interact in establishing incentives for food suppliers to provide high quality products to markets.
Information on the OECD Workshop on the Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 21-22 May 2009.
Too many fishing vessels chasing too few fish is a persistent problem in many countries. To address this, governments often turn to vessel decommissioning schemes as a means of adjusting fishing capacity to match available fish resources. This report presents a set of best practice guidelines on the design and implementation of decommissioning schemes. By drawing on case studies of decommissioning schemes from OECD and non-OECD
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There is much scope for trade to enhance economic growth in Indonesia. This paper analyses Indonesian trade policy following the Asian Financial crisis, and identifies some key reforms that may help to increase competitiveness.
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This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode
International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light one of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and
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2009 Differentiated Discount Rates valid from 15 January 2009 to 14 January 2010.
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This paper looks at initiatives and collaborative efforts by food and agriculture ministries in promoting healthy diets and improved nutrition, to permit an exchange of policy experiences.