Agricultural policies and support

Agricultural Support, Farm Land Values and Sectoral Adjustment: The Implications for Policy Reform

 

Governments intervene in the agricultural sector through policies that both support and shape agricultural production. This leads to two important outcomes:

 

First, agriculture specific programmes intended to increase the welfare of farmers can become capitalised into asset values.

 

Second, many policies, in particular regulatory ones, reduce asset mobility, resulting in reduced economic efficiency due a sub-optimal allocation of resources. This study focuses on the capitalisation of government support into land rents and prices. It assesses the consequences of inflated asset values, and suggests lessons for future policy making.

 

 Table of Contents

 

 

- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1. Introduction
- Chapter 2. Theoretical Foundations for Asset Capitalisation
- Chapter 3. Land Prices, Empirical Evidence and Literature Review
- Chapter 4. A Framework to Analyse Policies that Affect Asset Capitalisation and Mobility
- Chapter 5. Policy Implications and Conclusions
- Annex 1. Exposition of Theoretical Foundations for Asset Capitalisation
- Annex 2. Case Studies
- Summary of Case Studies
- Review of Policies Affecting Farmland Mobility and/or Values in France
- Review of Policies Affecting Farmland Mobility and/or Values in Japan
- Review of Policies Affecting Farmland Mobility and/or Values in Korea
- Review of Policies Affecting Farmland Mobility and/or Values in Mexico
- Review of Policies Affecting Farmland Mobility and/or Values in Norway
- Bibliography

 

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