U.S. Department of Agriculture
Auditorium, South Building
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
January 19-20, 2010
This no-fee agricultural policy conference was co-hosted by the
United States Department of Agriculture,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) and organized jointly with the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and
During this one and one-half day conference, OECD
provided a broad view of its organization and agricultural policy work
focusing on its specific relevance and value to North America. The
first day focused on OECD’s role in agricultural policy analysis and
design including current thematic work, such as risk management and trade
The second day was devoted to discussions on
domestic support including the principles and implications of
OECD’s Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and applications of OECD
policy principals and recommendations. At the conclusion of each session, time
was allotted for open discussion among participants. The conference closed with a summary of the main issues discussed and views on relevant topics for future policy analysis.
Attendees included representatives from the public and private
sectors, academia, foreign governments, and civil society.