Agricultural policies and support

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation


Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2018

The 2018 Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation is the 31st in the series of annual OECD reports that monitor and evaluate agricultural policies across countries. It provides a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and uses a comprehensive system for measuring and classifying support to agriculture. This year’s report includes all OECD and EU countries, as well as ten emerging economies: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam.

Our 2018 edition finds that most agricultural support policies continue to be poorly aligned with the objectives they set out to achieve, and in some countries, reliance on measures that distort production and trade is even increasing. Progress in lowering support levels and shifting towards less distorting measures remains partial, and is not shared across all countries. Government support to market prices not only harms consumers, especially the less well off among them, but also reduces the competitiveness of the food industry itself.

The analysis in this publication is based on data for the calculations of support and supplemented by the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) database.


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