The OECD began work on multifunctionality following the 1998 Ministerial meeting during which the topic received lot of attention. Since then a series of reports and working papers have been produced.
According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.
This report focuses on the capitalisation of government support into land rents and prices, assesses the consequences of inflated asset values, and suggests lessons for future policy making.
Are current agricultural policies based on measurable objectives? Is the current policy set adequately addressing stated objectives? What could an improved agricultural policy set look like and how to get onto a reform trajectory?
This report is an analysis of the Korean agricultural sector and Korean agricultural policy.
This Review of Agricultural Policies: Chile measures the level and composition of support provided to Chilean agriculture, evaluates the effectiveness of current measures in attaining their objectives, and suggests ways in which the performance of policies might be enhanced.
Support to farmers in OECD countries accounted for 27% of farm receipts in 2006, a drop of 2 percentage points from 2005. However, for the OECD as a whole, there has been little change in the level of producer support since the late 1990s.
Building on the path-breaking work Multifunctionality: Towards an Analytical Framework, this report takes the subject a step further. It attempts to guide policy-makers to the best possible decisions taking account of the multifunctional character ...
These highlights contain extracts from the 2007 edition of the report, Agricultural Policies in Non OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2007.
OECD Regional Meeting on Agricultural Policy Reform, 24-26 September 2007, Bucharest, Romania