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This study examines the diverse evaluation approaches which have been developed to assess the impact of agricultural policies and policy reform on rural development, with particular reference to the diversity of situations across OECD countries and the various reforms underway.
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Analysis of policies and other factors that influence the conversion, or preservation, of farmland in OECD countries, using three broad spatial zone categories to show how policy effects can vary with geography.
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A synthesis of three studies on: The role of agriculture and farm households in rural economies; Methods to monitor and evaluate the impacts of agricultural policies on rural development; Farmland conversion.
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Maritime transport costs have a significant impact on the trade in agricultural goods. Maritime transport costs represent a high proportion of the imported value of agricultural products -- 10% on average, which is a similar level of magnitude as agricultural tariffs.
This book examines the current magnitude and characteristics of risk-related policies in agriculture and what is known about the quantitative size of agricultural risks. It looks at the on-farm, off-farm, and market instruments available to manage risk, and it explains how the holistic approach helps clarify the role of governments.
The OECD, World Trade Organisation and the UN’s Conference of Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to make a stronger commitment to open trade and investment as the global economy begins its recovery from the crisis.
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Societal concerns relating to agriculture play an important role in the development of national policies, with implications for trade and international relations. This study looks at how these concerns are addressed both at national level and in the context of WTO provisions.
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This paper discusses the economic impacts of the phase-out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), which was provided for under the 1994 Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC).
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This paper examines key trade and trade related issues facing South Africa and describes South Africa’s re-entry into the global trade architecture and its economic growth in the context of its trade performance.