OECD Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012 to launch 19 September 2012 in Brussels and Washington, DC


12/09/2012 - The OECD will present its latest estimates of public support to agriculture during seminars in Brussels and Washington DC on 19 September 2012.

The 2012 edition of OECD Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012 includes new data and assessment of domestic farm policy for the 34 OECD member countries. It discusses how countries can better target agriculture policies and improve cost effectiveness, while a special chapter focuses on fostering innovation and productivity growth.

The report will be available on the OECD’s password-protected website from 3 p.m. Paris Time (13:00 GMT) on  Wednesday 19 September for immediate release.

OECD Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012 will be presented in Brussels during a press conference beginning at 2:30 p.m., featuring:

- Carmel Cahill, senior counselor in the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture directorate;
- Catherine Moreddu, senior economist; and
- Vaclav Vojtech, OECD agricultural policy analyst.

The press conference follows a lunch-time seminar, featuring in-depth discussion of the report, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Both events will take place at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 1 Place du Congrès, Brussels.

The OECD will also present the report on Wednesday 19 September in Washington, DC, with a Farm Foundation Forum at the National Press Club  from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and will feature presentations from:

- Frank van Tongeren, head of the OECD’s policies in Trade and Agriculture division; and
- Wayne Jones, head of the OECD’s Agro-food trade and markets divison.

To register for the Brussels event, journalists should contact CEPS Research Assistant Louise Knops,  (, +32  2 229 3955) or CEPS Research Fellow and Head of Communications Marco Incerti  (,+32 2 229 3970).

To register for the Farm Foundation Forum in Washington, DC, journalists should contact Matthias Rumpf, press officer at the OECD’s Washington Centre (,  +1 202 822 3865).

Journalists unable to attend the Brussels or Washington, DC events are invited to participate in a web briefing at 7:00p.m. Paris Time/1:00 p.m. EDT. To register, follow the instructions below:

1.Go to:
2. Select the event and click "Register.”
3. On the registration form, enter requested information and then click "Submit.”

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. For assistance, please send a message to

For further information on OECD Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012, journalists can contact Lawrence Speer (, +33 1 4524 7970) or the OECD Media Division (, +33 1 4524 9700).

Requests to receive OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2012 under embargo by e-mail ahead of release time, or to obtain a password to access the website, should be sent to  Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


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