Agricultural policies and support

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 Monitoring and Evaluation 2013

OECD Countries and Emerging Economies (2013 Edition)

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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Key Points

  • OECD’s latest report examining the state of agricultural policy in 47 countries that account for almost 80% of global agricultural output shows overall support levels rising in 2012, following the historical low recorded in 2011.

  • For the OECD countries the share of support in farm receipts is 19%, up from 18% the previous year. There are sharp divergences behind these figures with the highest support countries recording increases (Japan 56%, Korea 54%, Norway 63% and Switzerland 57%) while relatively low support countries fell further (Israel 11%, Mexico 12%, United States 7%). The EU mirrors the overall OECD trend with a rise from 18% to 19%.
  • Some emerging economies which are key players in agriculture continued to increase support – China 17%, Indonesia 21% and Kazakhstan 15%. Others, such as Brazil 5% and South Africa 3%, maintained low levels. 
  • The longer term trend in the OECD countries is towards measures delinked from production although better targeting to explicit goals such as environment has been slow to develop.
  • The emerging economies where support is rising tend to resort mainly to border protection and market price support, effectively taxing consumers.
Reviews of Emerging Economies

These reviews are available in the national languages

 Brazil, English / Portuguese

 China, English / Chinese

Indonesia_small Indonesia, English / Indonesian

Kazakhstan_small Kazakhstan, English / Russian

Russian Federation_small Russia, English / Russian

 South Africa, English

Ukraine_small Ukraine, English / Russian 

 

A short summary of the report is available in multiple languages

French  Chinese  German  Indonesian  Italian  Japanese 
Portuguese  Russian  Spanish

Further Reading

OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Kazakhstan 2013
OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Indonesia 2012 

 

 

 

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