Advancing the Role of Trade and Agricultural Sustainability
Are trade policy and agricultural sustainability on a collision course? Or can a new form of trade policy enhance agricultural sustainability? These questions arise as the growing prevalence of sustainability measures by countries worldwide can lead to barriers to agriculture trade and unintended consequences for productivity, sustainability and the environment. The issue of achieving sustainability in agri-food systems has become increasingly urgent internationally, yet policymakers and key stakeholders have yet to agree on ways to achieve this goal. The question of how trade and agricultural sustainability can work in harmony, avoiding unintended consequences, was the key focus of this inaugural Global Forum on Farm Policy & Innovation workshop at the OECD.
This Summary Report explores the key findings.