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.
Japan’s agriculture sector has traditionally been characterised by small-scale rice production, but has recently begun to respond to new market opportunities for higher value food products across a rapidly growing East Asia. Today, rice represents less than 20% of the value of agriculture production, and larger, more productive, and more profitable farm businesses now account for more than half of total agriculture output.
The call for applications for 2020 funding of conferences and fellowships by the OECD's Co-operative Research Programme is now open until 10 September 2019.
Overfishing of our oceans threatens the sustainability of marine ecosystems and the environment. Changing how we support fishers can go a long way to solving this problem.
Governments must take advantage of windows of opportunities to tackle longstanding agriculture and water challenges. Here’s how.
The Argentinian agro-food sector has grown remarkably over the past thirty years, driven by innovation, an abundance of young, well-educated farmers and strong international prices.
From farm to fork, the international community is facing growing challenges in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, yet there is plenty of food to go around. So why is food insecurity a problem for so many people in so many countries?
Policies, Challenges and Opportunities for Agriculture and Food Systems Development was an ATPC–OECD–ICTSD-FAO Workshop that took place on 24 October 2018 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. The workshop discussed the role of policy design and implementation in laying the foundations for a productive, competitive, equitable and sustainable agricultural and food system.
India has made tremendous economic progress since the mid-1990s, raising GDP per capita by more than 5% per year, cutting the incidence of poverty in half, significantly decreasing undernourishment and transforming itself into a major agriculture exporter.
Global agricultural production is growing steadily across most commodities, reaching record levels in 2017 for most cereals, meat types, dairy products and fish, while cereal stock levels have climbed to all-time highs, according to an annual report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).