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  • 6-February-2013

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    Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector: Proceedings of a Joint FAO/OECD Workshop

    To help meet the challenges posed by climate change, the agriculture sector should increase its resilience. This book presents the summary and papers from a joint workshop by FAO and OECD that looked at how agriculture can build resilience for adaptation to climate change.

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  • 4-September-2012

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    Evaluation of Agri-Environmental Policies: Selected Methodological Issues and Case Studies

    Have agri-environmental policies in OECD countries succeeded in meeting their objectives? What is the role for governments to encourage farmers to deliver environmental public goods? This report features papers and country case studies presented at a 2011 OECD workshop.

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  • 19-March-2012

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    Farmer Behaviour, Agricultural Management and Climate Change

    Farmer behaviour, including cultural and social factors such as education and traditional local practices, should be considered when seeking to improve the environmental and economic effectiveness of agricultural policies, says this report.

  • 12-March-2012

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    Water Quality and Agriculture: Meeting the Policy Challenge

    Improving water quality is a challenge for agricultural policy makers. This book looks at recent trends and prospects for water pollution from agriculture and the implication of climate change, and includes case studies and recommendations.

  • 7-March-2012

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    Video: Water - Balancing Demand

    By 2050, the world's growing population will use 55% more water in their homes, to grow food, and to produce electricity and manufactured goods. To ensure enough water to meet this demand, we will need to stop wasting it and find new ways to make sure there's enough to go around.

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  • 22-February-2012

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    Agriculture in a Global Context

    To nourish the world population in 2050, we must increase food availability by 70 to 100%. This means that we need to engineer a shift towards policies that support innovation, productivity and sustainability and that provide farmers with the skills they need to grasp the opportunities of strong demand and high prices.

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  • 21-February-2012

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    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.

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  • 1-July-2011

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 20-June-2011

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    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.

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