These Highlights are from the 16th edition of Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation.
The OECD Council at Ministerial level requested the OECD Secretariat to monitor annually the implementation of the principles for agricultural policy reform adopted in 1987. In 1998, OECD Agriculture Ministers agreed to a set of shared goals for the agro-food sector and operational criteria for policy instruments, which also serve as a reference for the evaluation. The Secretariat has used a comprehensive system for classifying support to agriculture in order to measure and provide insights into increasingly complex policy measures. The material which follows has been approved for publication by all thirty member countries of the OECD. Part I of the Highlights provides an assessment of policy developments in OECD countries, including a special focus on agri-environmental policies. Part II analyses the United States Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.