Role of the OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), based in Paris, is a forum for government officials to discuss and analyse policy impacts and design that will improve the socio-economic well-being of world citizens. The work is guided by a Secretariat composed of economic and policy analysts trained in all aspects of the economy.

EU agriculture

On behalf of the European External Action Service, and alongside those EU countries who are also members of the OECD, the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development participates in the following bodies and activities of the OECD

  • the OECD agriculture committee and working party on agricultural policies and markets
  • the working party on rural policy
  • the annual agricultural market outlook and agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation exercises
  • peer reviews of agriculture and rural policy of OECD member countries
  • work on rural development and understanding rural economies
  • work on subjects such as agricultural innovation and productivity
  • sustainable agriculture; digital agriculture; and global agri-food value chains
  • the global forum on agriculture, which meets once a year with non-OECD countries
  • OECD joint groups such as that on agriculture and trade and on agriculture and environment