To make the Green Deal successful, it is necessary to specify foreign trade goals, researchers say. Otherwise, the EU may outsource environmental damage by high imports of agricultural products, they warn.

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This report reviews achievements in agricultural policy, identifies gaps that African decision-makers still need to address, and discusses the broader institutional, regulatory, and political factors that condition…

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At the Agriculture Ministers’ Conference in mid-January 2019, 74 ministers adopted a communiqué in which they call for establishing an international Digital Council.

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The 31st OECD report on agricultural policies covers 51 countries, among them also a set of emerging economies. Recommendations regarding agricultural subsidies address only some of the aspects that have come under…

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In late February 2018, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development analysed how to improve policy coherence for development when reforming the Common Agricultural Policy.

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This annual OECD report takes a look at agricultural policies in over fifty countries. It includes a broad overview of the current situation and gives recommendations for the future.

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The authors inquire into how smallholder farmers’ practices are affected by seed policies and laws in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This publication comes at a time when power is becoming increasingly compacted on the seed…

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The G20 ministers of agriculture in Berlin

At their meeting in Berlin/Germany in late January 2017, the G20 agriculture ministers agreed on an action plan on the sustainable use of water resources. Germany’s Federal Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt…

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Agricultural development has moved up the agenda. Today it has not only to reduce poverty and hunger, but also become environmentally sustainable and climate smart. Disputes over agricultural policies are highly visible,…

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The basic role for agricultural policies consists of providing the core investments and services that farmers need to develop their operations into viable farm businesses. Focusing on the sector’s enabling environment…

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