Agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation

Efficient agricultural policies are essential to meeting increasing demand for safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way. While growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fibre presents significant opportunities for agriculture, government policies must address challenges such as increasing productivity growth, enhancing environmental sustainability, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change and other unforeseen shocks.

Government support for agriculture has risen in recent years in response to global crises, and only a small amount has been directed at longer-term goals, such as climate change and other food systems challenges. The OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation report monitors these efforts and provides governments with policy solutions.

How has support to agriculture changed?

 

Public support for agriculture has reached record levels as governments enacted measures to shield both consumers and producers from the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises. Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2022 shows that the 54 countries monitored provided on average USD 817 billion of support to agriculture annually over the 2019-21 period, a 13% increase from 2018-20.

Press release: Support to agriculture has risen in response to global crises, while reforms to combat climate change and market distortions remain essential — 23 June 2022

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