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G20-OECD Agricultural Productivity Framework Workshop

A joint G20-OECD workshop to progress work on a Framework for Analysing Policies to Improve Agricultural Productivity Sustainably was held in Canberra on 6 March 2014.

The framework is intended to help governments and policy makers share experiences and review the impact of policies on agricultural innovation and productivity. The draft framework and pilot country studies were developed in response to the interests of G20 countries under Mexico’s Presidency in 2012.

The workshop discussed experiences and lessons learned from the current pilot countries, Australia, Brazil and Canada, and the potential benefits the framework could offer to other countries.

Read the Australian case study presented at the workshop: Agricultural productivity growth: Past reforms and future opportunities.

Participants were encouraged to consider their domestic reform options using the framework as a tool, including opportunities for lifting agriculture productivity in their countries’ G20 Comprehensive Growth Strategies, for example by increasing infrastructure investment.

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