The Business at OECD Food and Agriculture Committee allows all private sector actors in the agri–food chain to contribute their expertise to the broad range of activities carried out under the auspices of the OECD Committee for Agriculture. It is the primary business channel through which to follow and contribute to OECD work on food and agriculture issues, such as work on green growth and agriculture – including projects on private sector initiatives for improving energy efficiency in the agri–food chain–, nitrogen and farm–level innovation dynamics, and work on promoting innovation in agriculture. With regards to monitoring OECD work on nutrition and obesity, the Committee also coordinates with the Business at OECD Health Committee.
Business Engagement At OECD
The OECD is a global leader of statistics, forecasts, and evidence–based policy recommendations in the area of food and agriculture. Its annual publications, such as Monitoring and Evaluating Agricultural Policies and the OECD–FAO Agricultural Outlook, are closely followed by policymakers and industry. The OECD contributes actively to the G20, including on the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS).
The Food and Agriculture Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
- OECD Committee of Agriculture
- OECD Global Forum on Agriculture
- OECD Working Party on Agricultural Policies & Markets
- OECD Food Chain Network