Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2017 (OECD)

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This OECD report analyzes how members of the OECD, the EU and 11 major emerging-market nations support the agricultural sector. The 52 countries covered account for around two-thirds of global agricultural value added and, on average, provided US$ 519 billion per year in support to individual farmers in the period between 2014 and 2016. Overall, the aid accounted for 16 percent of producer receipts in the countries studied, compared with 21 percent 20 years ago. While support fell in some OECD countries, it has increased in some emerging economies. The report recommends that countries should move toward programs that improve resilience to climate change and market shocks and promote sustainable productivity growth. The report is available to download on the OECD website.