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  • OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Colombia 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    This review assesses the performance of Colombian agriculture over the last two decades, evaluates Colombian agricultural policy reforms and provides recommendations to address key challenges in the future. The evaluation is based on the approach that agriculture policy should be evidence-based and carefully designed and implemented to support productivity,... more...

  • Arbeit, Migration und Soziale Arbeitby Thomas Geisen; Markus Ottersbach

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 35.12

    Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes beschäftigen sich mit Grundlagen und Systematisierungen, Übergangsmanagement, Arbeitsintegration und temporärer Beschäftigung im Kontext von Migration. In besonderer Weise wird dabei die Bedeutung Sozialer Arbeit im Kontext von Arbeit und Migration untersucht. Migrantinnen und Migranten befinden sich vielfach... more...

  • Food, Development, and Politics in the Middle Eastby Marvin G. Weinbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    As the reality of a food deficit emerged in the Middle East, rural society and the agricultural sector – once viewed as peripheral to national development – swiftly rose up the policy agendas of nearly every Middle East country. This book, first published in 1982, looks at the complex interrelationships of food production, development schemes and... more...

  • Agricultural Policies in OECD Countriesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00

    The agricultural sector in many OECD countries continues to be characterised by high levels of support and protection. Support to agricultural producers accounted for 32% of total farm receipts -- a slight increase from 2002, but down from 37% from the late 1980s. more...

  • Central and Eastern European Agriculture in an Expanding European Unionby S. Tangermann; M. Banse

    CABI 2000; US$ 110.00

    The problems caused by the proposed enlargement of the EU to include the associated Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) are discussed in this book. The two main agricultural issues raised by this are the relative competitiveness of CEEC agricultural policies. more...

  • A Bond Scheme for Common Agricultural Policy Reformby A. Swinbank; R. Tranter

    CABI 2004; US$ 85.00

    Written by economists, a political scientist and a practising politician, and offering insights in EU farm policy, this volume demystifies the bond scheme proposal and explores concerns expressed by farmers and policy makers. more...

  • Coherence of Agricultural and Rural Development Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 84.00

    Agriculture is no longer the dominant sector in rural economies in OECD countries. But it is still the key sector in managing the land, and many ancillary industries are dependant on agriculture. Both agricultural and rural policy are changing to respond to society's concerns regarding food safety, food security, animal welfare, environmental protection... more...

  • Agricultural Policy and Trade Reformby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 42.00

    Governments of most developed and many developing countries impose tariffs on imports in order to boost domestic market prices of agricultural commodities. In some OECD countries governments may top up the financial benefits of this market price support through other means, such as direct budgetary payments, favourable tax treatment, and subsidised... more...

  • Business for Development 2008by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    The changing pattern of international agricultural trade has profound implications for Africa. The book’s authors discuss these trade flows, map the corporate landscape of agro-food, (including the emergent indigenous sector), and assess trends in international development co-operation in the corporate sector. Particular focus is given to “aid... more...

  • The Implementation Costs of Agricultural Policiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 63.00

    Concerns about the cost of implementing and monitoring agricultural policies are mounting with the development of more decoupled and targeted policies. While these costs are inherent in the policy process, reducing them will bring benefits in terms of better use of public funds, and minimising the overall economic costs of policies. The report suggests... more...