Agricultural policy

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Agricultural policy describes the laws, instruments and measures related to the domestic farm sector and trade in agricultural products. Agricultural policies encompass a wide range of issues, including providing sufficient food at reasonable prices for consumers, securing food safety and improving environmental quality. Despite this diversity, policy measures applied in a country within a certain period of time can be brought together and expressed in a set of numbers, called agriculture support indicators, which are comparable across time and between countries.

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Keywords:  agriculture support, agricultural holding, farm revenue, agriculture, agricultural policy

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  • Agricultural support

    Agricultural support is defined as the annual monetary value of gross transfers from consumers and taxpayers arising from policy measures that support agriculture.
  • Producer protection

    Producer protection is defined as the ratio between the average price received by producers, including payments per tonne of current output, and the border price.
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