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Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2017

The 2017 Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation is the 30th in the series of annual OECD reports that monitor and evaluate agricultural policies across countries. It provides a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and uses a comprehensive system for measuring and classifying support to agriculture. This year’s report includes all OECD and EU countries, as well as eleven emerging economies: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam.

Our 2017 edition finds that, despite a number of shared goals for the agricultural sector across OECD and emerging economies, more can be done to align support to agriculture with the underlying objectives of government intervention, and that market distortions, while falling on average, remain significant. The OECD recommends that countries should put greater effort into supporting key general services for the agricultural sector where these demonstrate net benefits for their societies. Redirecting producer support to general services can also provide a pathway to transition the sector away from production and trade distorting forms of support.

The analysis in this publication is based on data for the calculations of support and supplemented by the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) database.

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