Agricultural policies and support

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Government support for agriculture in OECD countries remained on a downward trend in 2013, yet much of this support is still in a form that distorts markets, according to the OECD’s latest agricultural policy monitoring report.
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OECD has released a new policy paper developing a typology to structure the components of the enabling environment for agricultural growth and competitiveness, and constructing an illustrative Agricultural Growth Enabling Index (AGEI) to summarise a wide array of available information in a coherent manner.
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This interagency report to the Mexican G20 Presidency in 2012 analyses the sustainable productivity challenge and trends in agricultural productivity and issues recommendations.
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OECD's work on agricultural policies and support spans different topics including risk management in agriculture as well as fertilisers and biofuels support. The Directorate also publishes key publications on the subject including the annual Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation report. 

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  OECD releases Agricultural Policy Monitoring & Evaluation 2014

September 2014 - OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2014 finds that support to producers in 2013 amounted to 18% of gross farm receipts, down slightly from 2012 and compared with around 30% two decades ago. Half of the USD 258 billion (EUR 194 billion).

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Publications

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

This annual report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area and in seven emerging economies.

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Global Food Security:
Challenges for the Food and Agricultural System

This study considers how changes to the world's food and agriculture system can contribute to improvements in food security in developing countries.

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Agricultural Innovation Systems: 
A Framework for Analysing the Role of the Government

This report reviews recent trends in agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and discusses the impact of a wide range of policies.

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Livestock Diseases: 
Prevention, Control and Compensation Schemes

This report is an overview of the management of risk due to livestock diseases, a potentially catastrophic type of risk that can have strong external effects given its links to the food chain and to human health.

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» Trade policy papers
» Food, agriculture and fisheries papers


 

Key Areas in Agricultural Policies and Support

Producer and Consumer Support Estimates Database
Governments provide support to agriculture in the form of transfers through a wide variety of policy measures. OECD has developed a set of indicators, including the Producer Support Estimate (PSE), designed specifically to monitor and evaluate the level and composition of this support.

» Discover the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates Database

Risk Management in Agriculture
OECD analysis takes a holistic approach to risk management that focuses on the interactions between different types of risks, of strategies undertaken by farmers, and of government policies that impact on risk management. The studies undertaken by OECD cover a wide range of areas, from livestock diseases that impact at both the international and national levels, climate change, food security, and on risks that affect, in particular, farmers working in developing countries.

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Fertiliser and Biofuels Support Policies
This OECD database is a compilation of policies relating to support within the fertiliser and biofuels sectors of several countries. The data cover the period from 1995 to 2012 for biofuels and from 2000 to 2012 for fertilisers, depending on data availability.

» Learn more about the OECD Fertiliser and Biofules Support Database

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
This report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area and in seven emerging economies (Brazil, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine) and is complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy developments. The analysis in this publication is based on the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) database.

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