Policies for the Future of Farming and Food in Spain
Spain has a dynamic and competitive agro-food sector. However, higher productivity
has not always reduced environmental pressures. The agricultural innovation and knowledge
system could play a key role in addressing the environmental challenges and improving
the sector’s resilience.
Policies for the Future of Farming and Food in Spain undertakes a thorough examination
of the Spanish agro-food sector. It applies the OECD Productivity, Sustainability
and Resilience (PSR) analytical framework along with the latest data from the OECD
Agri-Environmental Indicators to benchmark the country’s sustainable productivity
performance and to identify the main challenges facing the sector.
This report proposes a new policy approach, which puts innovation at the centre of
a strategy to reconcile environmental performance and productivity growth. Its policy
recommendations focus on actions to improve the agricultural knowledge and innovation
system and make it more responsive to the most urgent environmental pressures. This
requires strengthening the institutional and regulatory framework that supports agricultural
innovation and creating incentives to tackle the impediments for a more sustainable
and resilient agriculture.
Published on June 28, 2023
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