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Multifunctionality in Agriculture

Evaluating the degree of jointness, policy implications

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These proceedings examine the nature and strength of jointness between agricultural commodity production and non-commodity outputs from the perspective of three areas important to the agricultural sector: rural development, environmental externalities and food security. This workshop also examined whether the relationships among these non-commodity outputs were complementary or competing. Finally, the policy implications that could be derived from the findings of this workshop were also a key element in the discussions and are summarised in the Rapporteur’s summary.

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Optimal Provision of Public Goods

implications for Support to Agriculture

Agriculture is a heavily supported industry in most developed countries and is widely perceived as a hindrance to economic growth and development and a major source of distortion of international trade. It has become one of the main focuses of OECD and has been a continuing concern in WTO negotiations.

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