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  • 3-April-2017

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    Agricultural Policies in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica’s strong agricultural sector is underpinned by the country’s political stability, robust economic growth and high levels of human development.  The sector has achieved significant export success, yet raising productivity and staying competitive in world markets will require efforts to address bottlenecks in infrastructure, innovation and access to financial services.  Maximising Costa Rica’s comparative advantage in higher-value niche products will depend upon more efficient services to agriculture, including better implementation of programmes, improved co-ordination among institutions, and reduced bureaucracy. While overall protection for agriculture is relatively low compared to OECD countries, it is nonetheless highly distorting to production and trade. Managing the transition to scheduled liberalisation presents an opportunity to reform costly policies, and to implement an alternative policy package with new investments in innovation, productivity and diversification, supported by transition assistance where needed. Costa Rican agriculture’s vulnerability to extreme weather events is expected to worsen with climate change, and even while the country is among global leaders in environmental protection, sustainable development and climate change mitigation, further adaptation efforts will be necessary.
  • 3-April-2017

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    Trade Communications Conference, 25-26 April 2017

    This Conference is planned over a day and half and will bring senior policy makers and communications professionals from governments together with representatives of civil society, business, workers and consumers.

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  • 14-March-2017

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    OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2017

    The Global Forum on Agriculture 2017 was held in Paris, France on 3 May 2017 on the theme of food security in Southeast Asia.

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  • 6-March-2017

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    The market implications of reduced sugar consumption

    Learn about how the implementation of WHO guidelines on sugar consumption will affect global sugar markets.

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  • 28-February-2017

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    First meeting of the Network on Agricultural TFP and the Environment, 23-24 May 2017

    The first meeting of the Network on Agricultural Total Factor Productivity and the Environment will take place on 23-24 May 2017.

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  • 28-February-2017

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    OECD Network on Agricultural Total Factor Productivity and the Environment

    The OECD Network on Agricultural Total Factor Productivity and the Environment convenes experts from relevant countries to facilitate dialogue and, where possible, co-operative research efforts that aim to develop a better framework for cross-country total factor productivity comparisons.

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  • 20-February-2017

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    Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)

    OECD is contributing to AMIS, an agricultural market information system aimed at addressing food price volatility through more timely, accurate and transparent information on global food markets.

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  • 17-January-2017

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    STRI Sector Note: Television and Broadcasting

    The STRI television and broadcasting sector note is a two-page summary of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for the sector.

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  • 17-January-2017

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    STRI Sector Notes: All

    Download all sector notes for the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index in English in one simple .zip file.

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  • 17-January-2017

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    STRI Sector Note: Architecture

    The STRI Architecture sector note is a two-page summary of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for the sector.

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