This volume brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of the OECD and the FAO and input from collaborating member countries to provide an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets.
Expo Milano’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” provides a unique opportunity for the OECD to encourage dialogue in areas such as agricultural policy, food security & nutrition, and fisheries & aquaculture.
While overall producer support in the OECD area continues to slowly decline, differences in support levels across OECD countries remain large.
Agriculture is a major user of water. OECD indicators and analysis help governments formulate agriculture policies to use water resources more efficiently and reduce water pollution from agricultural systems.
Farmers face multiple, often simultaneous, sources of agricultural risk - weather, market prices, disease and more. A holistic policy approach by governments can focus on the interaction between risks and empower farmers to manage normal business risk.
Climate change effects on fish stocks will have social and economic effects on fisheries and coastal communities. OECD advises fisheries policy makers on climate change adaptation strategies that take these social and economic consequences into account.