Agricultural policies and support

What's New

  • Launch of Ag-Incentives Consortium policy database website

    This user-friendly database provides access to harmonised agricultural policy data for 84 countries and 60 commodities. The interactive, online tool is developed in a partnership between the OECD, IFPRI, FAO, IDB and the World Bank. It highlights how agricultural policies can create global price distortions that impact the welfare of farmers and consumers.

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  • Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016

    This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered by the report represent almost 90% of the global value added in agriculture. The report includes a general discussion on developments in agricultural policies and two-page country snapshots. Detailed country profiles and statistical tables are available online.

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  • Alternative Futures for Global Food and Agriculture

    This report develops three contrasting scenarios to illustrate alternative futures and outlines policy considerations to help ensure that future needs are met in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner. The scenarios highlight the fundamental uncertainties surrounding forward-oriented decision making and point to the crucial importance of international co-operation across multiple policy areas.

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OECD's work on agricultural policies and support spans different topics including risk management in agriculture as well as fertilisers and biofuels support. The Directorate also publishes key publications on the subject including the annual Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation report. 

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  OECD releases new Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016

June 2016 - The new data run through 2015, and cover all OECD countries as well as Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazaksthan, South Africa and Viet Nam.

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Issues in Agricultural Trade Policy

This newly released publication reviews current knowledge about agricultural policy and agricultural trade policy settings.

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Managing Food Insecurity Risk

This publication develops a risk-management tool to examine the robustness of policy responses to managing risks and uncertainty across a variety of different threats to food security.

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‌Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

This annual report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area and in eight emerging economies.

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Global Food Security:
Challenges for the Food and Agricultural System

This study considers how changes to the world's food and agriculture system can contribute to improvements in food security in developing countries.

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Agricultural Innovation Systems: 
A Framework for Analysing the Role of the Government

This report reviews recent trends in agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and discusses the impact of a wide range of policies.

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Key Areas in Agricultural Policies and Support

Producer and Consumer Support Estimates Database
Governments provide support to agriculture in the form of transfers through a wide variety of policy measures. OECD has developed a set of indicators, including the Producer Support Estimate (PSE), designed specifically to monitor and evaluate the level and composition of this support.

» Discover the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates Database

Risk Management in Agriculture
OECD analysis takes a holistic approach to risk management that focuses on the interactions between different types of risks, of strategies undertaken by farmers, and of government policies that impact on risk management. The studies undertaken by OECD cover a wide range of areas, from livestock diseases that impact at both the international and national levels, climate change, food security, and on risks that affect, in particular, farmers working in developing countries.

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Fertiliser and Biofuels Support Policies
This OECD database is a compilation of policies relating to support within the fertiliser and biofuels sectors of several countries. The data cover the period from 1995 to 2012 for biofuels and from 2000 to 2012 for fertilisers, depending on data availability.

» Learn more about the OECD Fertiliser and Biofules Support Database

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
This report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area and in seven emerging economies (Brazil, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine) and is complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy developments. The analysis in this publication is based on the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) database.

» Access the latest Agricultural Policy Monitoring Report

Innovation in Food and Agriculture
Effective agricultural knowledge and innovation systems ensure that the global food system provides adequate supplies of high quality food and non-food agricultural products. As part of a project on innovation systems in agriculture, OECD will review selected member countries and emerging economies to identify best innovation practices.

» Access the latest Agricultural Policy Monitoring Report


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