OECD Expert Briefing: Agricultural Policy in 2018 and Beyond


OECD Expert Briefing: Agricultural Policy in 2018 and Beyond

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Coffee and Registration - 9:30am-10:00am

Event - 10:00am - 12:00pm


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A strong evidence base is crucial for addressing current and future agriculture policy challenges. For over 30 years, the OECD has provided annual reviews of comparable, up-to-date agriculture policy indicators and advice. Our data and recommendations aim to help countries feed a growing human population while protecting natural resources, supporting farmers, and ultimately building a more productive, sustainable, and resilient global food system.

Join us on Tuesday, July 10 for a dive into the latest OECD work on agriculture and a live video presentation of the new editions of two annual reports: Agriculture Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2018 and the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027. Together, these reports provide a unique perspective on the status of global agriculture in 2018 and beyond. The presentation will be followed by a live panel discussion and audience Q&A.


Live video presentation from OECD Headquarters in Paris

Introduction and overview

Carmel Cahill, Deputy Director, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Presentation of the new reports

Jonathan Brooks, Head of Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate
Martin Von Lampe, Senior Agriculture Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate


Panel discussion

Rob Johansson, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Constance Cullman, President and CEO, Farm Foundation
Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)




Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2018 (Released June 26)

This annual report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and uses a comprehensive system of measuring and classifying support to agriculture – the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates (PSEs and CSEs), the General Services Support Estimate (GSSE) and related indicators. They provide insight into the increasingly complex nature of agricultural policy and serve as a basis for OECD’s agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation.

This report is the 31st in the series of OECD reports that monitor and evaluate agricultural policies across countries, and the sixth report to include both OECD countries and a set of emerging economies. It includes countries from all six continents, including the 35 OECD countries and the six non-OECD EU

member states, as well as ten emerging economies: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Click here to learn more. 


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027 (Released July 3)

The fourteenth joint edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook provides market projections for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish, as well as a special feature on the prospects and challenges of agriculture and fisheries in the Middle East and North Africa.

World agricultural markets have changed markedly since the food price spikes of 2007-8, as production has grown strongly while demand growth has started to weaken. In the coming decade, real agricultural prices are expected to remain low as a result of reduced growth in global food and feed demand. Net exports will tend to increase from land abundant countries and regions, notably in the Americas. Countries with limited natural resources, slow production expansion and high population growth will see rising net imports. Increasing import dependence is projected in particular for the Middle East and North Africa, where a scarcity of arable land and water constrains agricultural production.

Click here to learn more. (Link will be updated with new information after the official release.)




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