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  • 21-February-2012


    OECD Green Growth Studies: Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture and fisheries sectors can contribute to greener growth by increasing productivity in a sustainable manner, ensuring that well-functioning markets provide the right signals, and ensuring that prices reflect the scarcity value and environmental impacts of resource use.

  • 1-July-2011


    Video: Elinor Ostrom on managing common pool resources

    How should we manage fisheries, forestry and other 'common pool' resources, where one person's use of them means less is available for others? Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom explains why we must change the way we think about managing common pool resources.

  • 21-June-2011

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    A Green Growth Strategy for Food and Agriculture: Preliminary Report

    Green growth is not only desirable and achievable, it is also essential if the food and nutrition requirements of future generations are to be met. This preliminary report outlines a broad strategy for green growth in the food and agriculture sector. It is part of the OECD’s Green Growth Strategy.

  • 20-June-2011


    OECD Workshop on Evaluation of Agri-Environmental Policies, Braunschweig, Germany, 20-22 June 2011

    This workshop will help policy makers improve understanding of the environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency of agricultural policies, and evaluate measures that improve agriculture’s environmental performance, such as incentives for farmers to deliver public goods.

  • 7-June-2011


    The food crisis: beyond agriculture

    Food prices are literally a matter of life and death, especially for the poorest of the poor, who already spend up to 80% or 90% of their income on food. Unfortunately, our medium term projections for global supply, demand and prices of agricultural commodities show that most prices look likely to trend significantly higher in the coming decade.

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  • 9-February-2011


    OECD Expert Meeting on Climate Change, Agriculture and Land Use, Paris, 9 February 2011

    This meeting explored the role of policy in addressing issues related to climate change, agriculture and land use, both in the context of GHG mitigation and of farmer adaptation to climate change.

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  • 16-November-2010


    Linkages between Agricultural Policies and Environmental Effects

    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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  • 22-June-2010


    Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measures

    A study of the design and implementation of environmental standards and regulations, taxes, payments, tradable permit schemes and other policy measures to address agri-environmental issues.

  • 22-June-2010


    Climate Change and Agriculture

    While agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is also a source of carbon storage in soils. Farmers will have to adapt to the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. This report considers how to design policies that address these issues.

  • 17-March-2010


    Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

    Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries, but faces the enormous challenge of producing more food with less water. This report shows the trends and outlook for water use in agriculture.

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