Sustainable agriculture

Focus

Evidence for OECD countries from 1990 to 2010 show improvements have been made in nutrient, pesticide, energy and water management, using less of these inputs per unit volume of output. This comprehensive set of agri-environmental indicators across OECD countries presents trends in environmental conditions in agriculture, the emerging “hot spots”, and compares performances across time and between countries.
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The OECD Stylised Agri-environmental Policy Impact Model (SAPIM) measures and evaluates the impact of agricultural policies on the environment. This report applies the SAPIM model to farms in Finland, Japan, Switzerland and the United States.
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This inter-agency report to the Mexican G20 Presidency examines practical actions that could be undertaken to sustainably improve agricultural productivity growth, in particular on small family farms.
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 Publications

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  Policy Instruments to Support Green Growth in Agriculture  OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Action | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution  Water Quality and Agriculture | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution
Policy Instruments to Support
Green Growth in Agriculture
OECD Compendium of
Agri-environmental Indicators
Providing Agri-environmental
Public Goods through Collective Action

Water Quality and Agriculture:
Meeting the Policy Challenge

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Video

Elinor Ostrom on managing common pool resources

Nobel economics laureate Elinor Ostrom published groundbreaking work on how and why people organise themselves to manage common natural resources. Visiting OECD in 2011, she explained the benefits of this system.

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