Support to farmers in OECD countries accounted for 30% of farm receipts in 2004 (free Highlights). While support has fallen since the mid-1980s, the current level was first reached almost a decade ago. It continues to vary widely across countries and commodities. Governments are gradually changing the way in which support is provided, away from the most production and trade distorting measures — like import tariffs and export subsidies — and towards payments based on areas farmed and historical entitlements. While this trend is set to continue, trade distorting measures still dominate, contributing to lower world prices. Greater efforts are needed to better target policies towards clearly defined farm income and environmental objectives.
This book is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture. Separate chapters describe and evaluate agricultural policy developments in each OECD member, including important developments such as the single payment scheme in EU countries and the introduction of the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilisation programme. A special chapter examines the implications of the enlarged EU on agricultural production, trade, income, Common Agricultural Policy implementation, and support levels. This edition also includes a special section on agricultural support in four non-OECD EU countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation is published every other year, alternating with Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: At a Glance.
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