14/06/2017 - The OECD will present its most recent work on measuring agricultural support and monitoring farm policy developments during a panel discussion at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels on 21 June 2017, starting at 1:15 p.m.
Agricultural Policies: Monitoring and Evaluation 2017 covers the 35 OECD members as well as the 6 non-OECD EU member states and 11 key emerging and developing economies (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam). Overall, the 52 countries covered by the report account for about two-thirds of global agricultural value added.
This year’s report provides new data showing continuing convergence between average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and those in emerging economies, although in both groups there is considerable divergence among countries. It discusses ways countries can put more effort into refocusing agricultural policies, including moving away from market price support to ensure a well-functioning domestic market and international trading system, and to enhance food security of the poorest.
The new OECD work will be presented by Frank van Tongeren, head of division at the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate, and OECD senior agricultural policy analyst Martin von Lampe, with discussion led by Johan Swinnen, associate senior research fellow at CEPS.
Media registration is possible directly via the CEPS website.
The report will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 11:15 GMT (13:15 CET) on Wednesday 21 June, for immediate release.
Information and data from the report, including the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: http://www.oecd.org/tad/agricultural-policies/monitoring-and-evaluation.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.
For further information on Agricultural Policies: Monitoring and Evaluation 2017, or to arrange interviews with OECD officials, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the report, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
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