OECD Global Forum on Agriculture

The OECD Global Forum on Agriculture will take place this year in Paris, 6th December 2013.

The OECD Global Forum on Agriculture fosters an informed dialogue between OECD member and non-member economies on agricultural policies issues. This dialogue is based on regular monitoring and analysis to evaluate and strengthen the process of policy reform and trade liberalisation through forward-looking analysis, and addresses emerging agricultural policy issues.

Themes for the Global Forum on Agriculture have revolved around the linkages between domestic policy reform, trade liberalization,  economic growth and poverty reduction, but the focus has been on agricultural policy. The Forum usually takes a global view and analytical work is examined with respect to the “real world” needs of policy makers.

Participants include government officials from OECD countries and a wide range of non-member economies, agricultural experts from intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, producer groups and agribusiness, and researchers.

More information at the OECD webpage of its Global Forum on Agriculture.