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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00
Since the Earth Summit of 1992, OECD countries have been intensifying efforts to promote global economic development that is environmentally and socially sustainable. What have they achieved so far? This publication presents the lessons learnt from the 30 country reviews that have been published since 2002 as part of the regular OECD Economic Surveys. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00
The development of the tradeable sector is a permanent concern for policy makers in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The weak performance of the tradeable sector has been cited as one of the causes of mixed growth performance in South America during the 1990s as crises in the region have been associated with a pronounced imbalance of the contributions... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 75.00
One in five of the world's population live in extreme poverty, with a per capita income of less than a dollar a day. At least two-thirds of these people live in rural areas, where farming is the dominant source of income. At the same time, the poorest non-farm households spend a relatively large share of their budgets on food. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 117.00
China?s rural economy has made enormous progress over the last twenty-five years. But rural finance and institutional reforms are still lagging behind, thus creating the risk of slowing down further rural development. In October 2003, the OECD, together with the Chinese Government, invited industry experts to take stock of the achievements... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 18.00
This brochure is published within the framework of the activities of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables set up by OECD in 1962. It comprises comments and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of standards in force and is therefore a valuable tool for both the Inspection Authorities and... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 35.00
In most OECD countries, farm household incomes figure prominently among the wide and growing range of concerns described as motivating policy interventions in agriculture. The first part of this report provides an overview of the income situation of farm households and examines the influence of agricultural and of tax and social security policies... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 77.00
Interest in the quality and health of soil has grown with the recognition that soil is vital not only to production of food and fiber, but also the smooth functioning of the ecosystem, and overall environmental stability. Agriculture needs economic soil management practices that provide sufficient food and yet maintain environmental stability, ecological... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 126.00
Organic agriculture is expanding in all OECD countries, and is one of the most rapidly developing market segments. It is no longer limited to farmers selling their produce at the farm-gate or through specialised stores, but has extended into the mainstream of the agri-food chain. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 106.00
This annual publication provides the most comprehensive description and assessment of agricultural and related policy developments in OECD countries. It presents data on the level and composition of support and protection to agriculture, and evaluates the extent to which countries are reforming their agricultural policies. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 67.00
The ninth edition of the OECD Agricultural Outlook analyses how global and domestic forces are shaping agricultural markets over the medium term. Continuing global economic weakness, compounded by drought-induced production adjustments in some countries, and government support policies are conditioning market outcomes in the near term. more...