Agricultural Policies in Argentina

The Food and Agriculture Reviews provide a comprehensive assessment of agricultural policies and calculate a set of policy indicators developed by the OECD. These indicators are regularly used in the analysis of the agriculture and food sector in OECD countries and several emerging economies. This review analyses both the indicators available for Argentina and the main agricultural policy areas, such as trade, innovation, sustainability, risk management and value chains. It also provides a series of policy recommendations. Argentina’s agricultural sector has undergone a considerable innovation process over the last two decades. This transformation was mostly led by a dynamic and pro-active private sector often subject to policies providing negative support via export restrictions and taxes. The rapid adoption of technologies, such as improved varieties and no-till farming, and organisational innovations have contributed to increasing the Total Factor Productivity of crops. Government focus on providing such general services as research, extension, and animal and plant health has facilitated innovation as has the proactive management of risks by farmers. Nevertheless, environmental pressures are increasing with deforestation and the use of pesticides.

Published on March 14, 2019Also available in: Spanish

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Executive summary
Assessment and policy recommendations
The context of Argentinian agriculture
Agricultural policy framework and objectives
Benchmarking agricultural policies: PSE results
Export taxes generate distortions and negative support to the sector
Innovation success and the need for modernisation
Sustainability of Argentina's agricultural transformation
Managing agricultural risks in a volatile environment
Value chains in Argentina: Apples and pears, and viticulture
Annexes4 chapters available
Main agro-industrial organisations in Argentina
Argentina's main agricultural products
OECD indicators of support to agriculture
Argentina: Estimates of support to agriculture
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