Agricultural policies and support

What's New

  • 2018 Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation now available

    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. 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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  • Evaluation of Agricultural Policy Reforms in the European Union

    This report focuses on the new features and institutional context of the current CAP 2014-20. Special attention is given to risk management instruments and environmental measures. The conclusions drawn in this report seek to inform future reforms of the CAP.

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  • 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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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 2018

The new data run through 2017, and cover all 35 OECD countries, the 6 non-OECD EU Member States and a set of emerging economies: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam.

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Building Food Security in South East Asia

Building Food Security and Managing Risk in Southeast Asia

This report explores effective policy solutions to the current and future challenges related to food security in ASEAN countries.

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Agricultural Policies in the PhilippinesAgricultural Policies in the Philippines

This report examines agricultural policies in the Philippines. It finds that further agricultural reforms would help reduce povery and improve food security

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Agricultural Policies in Costa RicaAgricultural Policies in Costa Rica

This report examines agricultural policies in Costa Rica. It finds that policy reforms would boost Costa Rica farm sector performance.

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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 different threats to food security.

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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.

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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.

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