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Support to farmers in OECD countries accounted for 29% of farm receipts in 2005. The current level of support is the same as almost a decade ago and varies widely across countries.
At a time when agriculture is no longer the dominant sector in rural economies in OECD countries, this study examines the advantages of developing coherence between agricultural and rural development policies.
Why is policy coherence for development important to policy makers, producers and the rural poor? How does it affect global agricultural trade? Can greater policy coherence help reduce poverty reduction and alleviate hunger?
This study advises policy makers on how to use market mechanism instruments (such as transferable access rights and individual transferable quotas) in fisheries management.
Agricultural reform has made a major contribution to the social and economic changes in South Africa over the past decade. But what are the challenges facing the government as it attempts to broaden participation of black farmers in commercial agriculture and boost the sector’s competitiveness ?
- Producer and Consumer Support Estimates, OECD Database 1986-2004
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Excerpt from the DAC Guidelines and References Series: Environmental Fiscal Reform for Poverty Reduction, OECD/DAC, 2005
Joint Workshop on Policy Coherence for Development in Fisheries by Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and the Committee for Fisheries (COFI) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Greater integration of farming into economy-wide social safety nets or tax systems could help tackle instability and low incomes in the sector, says this study of the treatment of farmers within the tax and social security systems of OECD countries.
This report sheds light on potential alternative non-government solutions to resolving problems created by agriculture practices. The approaches analysed include market mechanisms, the promotion of private transactions, and voluntary approaches.
An analytical framework is developed in this report in order to examine the trade-offs in policy choice between the precision of targeting, the degree of decoupling and policy related transaction costs.