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Support to farmers in OECD countries accounted for 29% of farm receipts in 2005. The current level of support is the same as almost a decade ago and varies widely across countries. Today, although governments are gradually moving away from providing support through the most production and trade distorting measures, these measures remain dominant. Greater efforts are needed to better target policies towards clearly defined income and environmental objectives.
This book is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture. It provides the most comprehensive description and evaluation of agricultural support developments in OECD member countries and a summary of agricultural policy developments in Brazil, China and South Africa.
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: At a Glance is published every other year, alternating with Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation.
Publication Date: 31 July 2006
Table of Contents
Part I. Evaluation of Support Policy Developments
I.1. Evaluation of support policy developments in OECD countries
I.2. Agricultural policies in Brazil, China and South Africa through OECD Indicators of Agricultural Support
Annex I.1. Policy Principles
Annex I.2. Operational Criteria
Annex I.3. Definitions of the OECD Indicators of Support
Part II. Country Focus
Part III. Additional Tables on Estimates of Support to Agriculture
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