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The role of agriculture and farm households in the rural economy is changing and diverse. In most regions, the share of agriculture in GDP and employment is small and decreasing, but agriculture dominates land use.
The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food
The OECD 2009 Global Forum on Agriculture examined the medium and longer term prospects for the sector and what policies are required to enhance future food security.
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Export Credits Statement - 24 April 2009
In response to the challenges resulting from the global financial crisis, the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits and other non-OECD providers have pledged their taken continued support to their exporters and adjusted their export credit programmes.
Thirty-five countries have agreed to co-ordinate export credit support to help boost international trade and investment during the economic crisis. The OECD will host regular meetings to exchange information and monitor progress.
Investing in Food Security in a Global Economy brought together international experts to discuss a range of agricultural, development and trade policy issues. Key questions on how to ensure food security for the world’s poor both during the current crisis and over the
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Analysis of how domestic regulation affects trade in services through commercial presence.
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This paper examines whether the growth in agricultural trade of 69 countries between 1996 and 2006 has taken place at the intensive or the extensive margin.
Information in respect of Category A and Category B projects notified by Members of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) for the year 2007, pursuant to the 2003 OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches on Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits.