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  • 30-June-2020

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  • 4-June-2020

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    Policy brief: Fisheries, aquaculture and COVID-19

    Fisheries and aquaculture provide nutritious food for hundreds of millions of people around the world and livelihoods for over 10% of the world’s population. All aspects of fish supply chains are strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with jobs, incomes and food security at risk. Government and industry responses are needed to address the immediate economic and social hardships that the crisis is provoking in the fish sector.

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  • 2-June-2020

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    Policy brief: COVID-19 and global food systems

    Ending inefficient and environmentally harmful support would free up resources for a more forward-looking policy package. The unanticipated shock of COVID-19 underscores the urgency of moving away from “business as usual”.

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  • 2-June-2020

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    Policy brief: Food Supply Chains and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stresses on food supply chains, with bottlenecks in farm labour, processing, transport and logistics, as well as momentous shifts in demand. While the impacts of COVID-19 are still unfolding, experience so far shows the importance of an open and predictable international trade environment to ensure food can move to where it is needed.

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  • 29-April-2020

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    Policy brief: COVID-19 and the food and agriculture sector: Issues and policy responses

    Enough food is available globally, but COVID-19 is disrupting supply and demand in complex ways. This policy brief discusses key issues and policy responses.

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  • 20-September-2019

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    Aligning agriculture policies with market signals

    While global agro-food markets are responding well to the challenge of feeding a growing world population, current policies are doing less well at addressing global challenges that include protecting the earth’s natural resources, addressing climate change, tackling malnutrition, and providing livelihoods for farmers and rural communities

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  • 15-July-2019

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    Opportunity knocks for Indian agriculture

    India faces the same “triple challenge” as other countries: delivering safe and nutritious food to a growing population at affordable prices; providing a livelihood for farmers and others in the food chain; and overcoming severe resource and climate pressures.

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  • 8-July-2019

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    Agricultural output growth to keep food prices low over the coming decade, but many uncertainties are ahead

    Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below their current levels, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

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  • 1-July-2019

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    Governments should renew efforts to reform support to agriculture

    Governments worldwide provide more than USD 500 billion in often ineffective and trade distorting support to farmers each year, and efforts to reform these policies have largely stalled, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-June-2019

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    Three key challenges facing agriculture and how to start solving them

    The global food system is facing daunting and complex challenges in population growth and climate change. Coherent policies are crucial to solving them – but we may need to find new approaches to design such policies.

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