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The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to resist protectionism or the prospects for economic recovery may be wiped out.
In his opening remarks at the agriculture ministerial meeting, Angel Gurría said that the main challenge is to define what policy makers can do to create a competitive agro-food sector capable of feeding a growing world and conserving natural resources for future generations.
With billions more people to feed, world food production will have to rise by nearly 50 % in the next 20 years. The farming sector will also be faced with diminishing land and water resources and the impact of climate change.
Statements, position papers and a video of the press conference from the meeting of OECD agriculture ministers in Paris on 25-26 February 2010.
The OECD countries participating in the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits have agreed to new measures to expand the risk pricing disciplines of the Arrangement.
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Quarterly Growth in Merchandise Trade, Q3 2009
Merchandise trade volumes of the Group of seven (G7) countries grew in third quarter of 2009 after stabilising in the second but were still were significantly below the levels of 2008.
The 2009 edition of STAN Indicators is available. It gathers a wide range of annual indicators for 1970-2008, drawn from STAN for Structural Analysis , STAN Bilateral Trade Database (BTD) and STAN A
The Integrated Framework for Trade Related Assistance to Least Developed Countries (IF) is a multi-donor initiative aimed at (1) assisting LDCs in mainstreaming trade priority areas of action into their national plans for economic development and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs); and (2) encouraging the co-ordinated delivery of trade-related technical assistance and capacity building, in response to needs identified by the
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The Millennium Declaration set 2015 as the target date for halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. This paper examines the role of the agricultural sector and looks at 25 developing countries who have posted extraordinary success in reducing extreme poverty.