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Agricultural policies in OECD countries 2009: monitoring and evaluation

By: OECD.
Publisher: Paris OECD 2009Description: 277 p.ISBN: 9789264061729.Subject(s): Produce trade --Government policy --OECD countries | Agriculture and state --OECD countries | Produce trade --OECD countries --Statistics | Agriculture --Economic aspects --OECD countries --StatisticsDDC classification: 338.1805 Summary: Overall support to farmers in OECD countries has been declining. In 2008, it was 21, of farmers gross receipts, the lowest level since the mid-1980s. The decline has largely been due to a narrowing of the gap between domestic and world agricultural commodity prices. Agriculture is expected to fare better than many other sectors in the current economic crisis. It has a relatively smaller financial exposure, demand is less sensitive to income falls, and the existing set of support policies in many countries can dampen the impact of the crisis. Governments are facing tighter fiscal conditions, which is likely to prompt further review of support policies, including for agriculture. The 2008 United States Farm Act, the Health Check of the European Unions Common Agricultural Policy and the new Growing Forward policy framework in Canada are also reviewed in the report. A special feature in the report focuses on agri-environmental policies in OECD countries. (Source: www.oecd.org)
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Overall support to farmers in OECD countries has been declining. In 2008, it was 21, of farmers gross receipts, the lowest level since the mid-1980s. The decline has largely been due to a narrowing of the gap between domestic and world agricultural commodity prices. Agriculture is expected to fare better than many other sectors in the current economic crisis. It has a relatively smaller financial exposure, demand is less sensitive to income falls, and the existing set of support policies in many countries can dampen the impact of the crisis. Governments are facing tighter fiscal conditions, which is likely to prompt further review of support policies, including for agriculture. The 2008 United States Farm Act, the Health Check of the European Unions Common Agricultural Policy and the new Growing Forward policy framework in Canada are also reviewed in the report. A special feature in the report focuses on agri-environmental policies in OECD countries. (Source: www.oecd.org)

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