OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

Is the Concept of the Producer Support Estimate in Need of Revision?
1815-6797 (online)
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Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

NB. No. 1 to No. 58 were released under the previous series title OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers.

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  N° 1   01 Apr 2005 Click to Access: 
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Is the Concept of the Producer Support Estimate in Need of Revision?
Stefan Tangermann
OECD’s Producer Support Estimate (PSE) is the only available source of internationally comparable information on support levels in agriculture. It attracts much attention and receives wide media coverage, not the least in reports that are critical of the way some agricultural policies are...
  N° 3   01 Nov 2005 Click to Access: 
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Analysis of Price Transmission Along the Food Chain
Pavel Vavra, Barry K. Goodwin
The interest in marketing margins and price transmission has recently gained remarkable momentum and the amount of studies on this subject is rapidly growing. There is a myriad of questions about prices and margins investigated by these studies, yet new questions are surfacing as markets and...
  N° 2   01 Nov 2005 Click to Access: 
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Estimating the Pass-Through of Agricultural Policy Reforms
Jonathan Brooks, Olga Melyukhina
The ultimate impact of multilateral and own-country agricultural policy reforms will depend on the extent to which those reforms "pass-through" across national borders, within countries, and from local markets down to the household level. At the heart of policy pass-through is the question of...
  N° 4   01 Aug 2007 Click to Access: 
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Adjustment Options and Strategies in the Context of Agricultural Policy Reform and Trade Liberalisation
Osamu Kubota
Reforming agricultural policies by reducing distorting support improves economic efficiency as a whole through a better allocation of resources. This implies that adjustment may have adverse effects on some agricultural households and other people engaged in the sector, in particular in the...
  N° 5   01 Aug 2007 Click to Access: 
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The Role of Compensation in Policy Reform
Roger Martini
Governments reform policies in order to improve their efficiency and respond to changing social priorities. Reform is resisted when concerns exist about those who may lose out in the process, or when other policy goals are negatively impacted. Compensation can remove barriers to reform by...
  N° 6   01 Oct 2007 Click to Access: 
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Information Deficiencies in Agricultural Policy Design, Implementation and Monitoring
David Blandford
Accurate and complete information is needed to guide the formation, implementation, monitoring and assessment of agricultural policy. Obtaining both qualitative and quantitative information is vital for ensuring that policy measures are targeted, efficient and cost effective. Quantification of...
  N° 8   01 Mar 2008 Click to Access: 
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Major Challenges for Fishery Policy Reform
Jon G. Sutinen
A political economy perspective of fisheries governance is presented in this paper. In most countries, formal and informal linkages exist among four components of the governance system. The legislature passes laws that authorise the implementation of policies and programmes by a fisheries...
  N° 7   01 Mar 2008 Click to Access: 
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Agricultural Policy Design and Implementation
Frank van Tongeren
Are current agricultural policies based on measurable objectives? Is the current policy set adequately addressing stated objectives? What could an improved agricultural policy set look like, and how to get onto a reform trajectory? These are some of the questions addressed in this publication....
  N° 9   01 June 2008 Click to Access: 
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Agricultural Progress in Cameroon, Ghana and Mali
Joe Dewbre, Adeline Borot de Battisti
This booklet synthesizes findings from analysis of agricultural policy and performance in three African countries: Cameroon, Ghana and Mali. Case studies of each of these countries were undertaken as part of the Support for African Agriculture Project (SAAP), a project largely financed by the...
  N° 12   01 Dec 2008 Click to Access: 
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Smallholder Adjustment in Middle-Income Countries
Dalila Cervantes-Godoy, Jonathan Brooks
This paper discusses the adjustment pressures faced by smallholders in middle-income countries, considers the types of policy response that are warranted, and proposes an integrated framework for more inclusive development. Central to this framework is the recognition that the long-term (i.e....
  N° 11   01 Dec 2008 Click to Access: 
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Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries
Jonathan Brooks, George Dyer, Ed Taylor
This paper proposes a methodological framework for examining the distributional effects of alternative agricultural policies in less developed economies. The framework combines disaggregated household models with an explicit modelling of the linkages between product and factor markets.
  N° 10   01 Dec 2008 Click to Access: 
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Global Change in African Fish Trade: Engine of Development or Threat to Local Food Security?
Christophe Béné
Today fish is the most traded food commodity in the World. This situation is not without generating potential issues. On the one hand, fish trade is said to support economic growth processes in developing countries by providing an important source of cash revenue. On the other hand, fish trade...
  N° 14   01 Jan 2009 Click to Access: 
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Policy Initiatives Concerning Diet, Health and Nutrition
Linda Fulponi
The main findings of the paper are based on the OECD survey of policy initiatives in diet, health and nutrition and a review of the relevant literature. Overall survey responses indicate that most efforts focus on two main types of activities: first, increasing information on diet and health to...
  N° 13   01 Jan 2009 Click to Access: 
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New Avenues of Value Creation in the Agro-Food Sector
Céline Giner
This paper suggests some avenues to explore as new sources of value creation and capture in the agro-food sector. The range of opportunities for value creation is vast, and this paper does not pretend to be exhaustive. New strategies are being prepared by different stakeholders in the sector,...
  N° 15   01 Feb 2009 Click to Access: 
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Interaction of Public and Private Standards in the Food Chain
Garry Smith
This paper discusses a number of issues arising from the contiguous development of public and private quality standards, predominately in developed countries. The paper is an exploratory examination of the ways in which public and private food quality standards interact with each other in...
  N° 16   01 Mar 2009 Click to Access: 
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Role, Usage and Motivation for Contracting in Agriculture
Pavel Vavra
Agri-food sectors have been going through a remarkable transformation worldwide. This process has been accompanied by an increasing use of contracts, which raises concerns about market transparency, possible consequences for actors of the food supply chains and the role a government in this...
  N° 17   01 Apr 2009 Click to Access: 
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Extensive Margins in Agriculture
Pete Liapis
This paper examines whether the growth in agricultural trade of 69 countries between 1996 and 2006 has taken place at the intensive or the extensive margin. The paper addresses the questions: have agricultural exports during this period expanded more through the intensive margin (more exports...
  N° 19   01 July 2009 Click to Access: 
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Impact of Animal Disease Outbreaks and Alternative Control Practices on Agricultural Markets and Trade
Franziska Junker, Joanna Ilicic-Komorowska, Frank van Tongeren
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is one of the most contagious animal diseases. Because of the easy transfer between animals, FMD is of importance to the domestic market, but also to international agricultural trade. Infected countries are often confronted with rigorous measures implemented by...
  N° 18   01 July 2009 Click to Access: 
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Development Dimensions of High Food Prices
Philip Abbott
Measures were taken by many developing country governments to mitigate consequences of high international agricultural commodity prices from mid 2006 until mid 2008, and to block their transmission to domestic markets, with varying degrees of success and cost. A significant international...
  N° 20   01 Aug 2009 Click to Access: 
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The Trade and Trade Policy Implications of Different Policy Responses to Societal Concerns
Monika Tothova
Societal concerns as they pertain to farming activities play an important role today in the development of national policies. How such concerns are perceived varies from one society to another as do the policy responses (economic instruments and regulations) that governments put in place. These...
  N° 21   01 Nov 2009 Click to Access: 
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A Cost-Benefit Framework for the Assessment of Non-Tariff Measures in Agro-Food Trade
Frank van Tongeren, John Beghin, Stéphane Marette
This report develops a conceptual framework for the assessment of costs and benefits associated with non-tariff measures that allows an evidence-based comparative assessment of alternative regulatory approaches.
  N° 22   01 Dec 2009 Click to Access: 
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Quota Allocation in International Fisheries
Anthony Cox
Developing an allocation scheme for distributing rights amongst fishing nations is a key issue in the development of stable cooperative arrangements to exploit international fish resources. Allocation within regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs) is generally based on the...
  N° 23   01 Jan 2010 Click to Access: 
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Economic Importance of Agriculture for Poverty Reduction
Dalila Cervantes-Godoy, Joe Dewbre
The Millennium Declaration set 2015 as the target date for halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. Exceptional progress in some developing countries makes achieving that goal globally a realistic possibility. However, many countries will fall far short, and up to 1 billion...
  N° 24   16 Mar 2010 Click to Access: 
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Policy Measures Addressing Agri-environmental Issues
Vaclav Vojtech
This report focuses on the developments in the overall range of policies addressing environmental issues in agriculture in OECD countries in the past decade (since the mid 1990s). It is undertaken from the perspective of the environmental objectives pursued by the policies and from the...
  N° 27   01 June 2010 Click to Access: 
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The Impact of Index and Swap Funds on Commodity Futures Markets
Scott H. Irwin, Dwight R. Sanders
This preliminary study examines the impact of index and swap fund participation in agricultural and energy commodity futures markets. Based on new data and empirical analysis the study finds that index funds did not cause a bubble in agricultural futures prices. Using Granger causality methods...
  N° 25   16 June 2010 Click to Access: 
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Management Strategy Evaluation and Management Procedures
Daniel S. Holland
Fisheries management is complicated in nearly all cases by a high degree of uncertainty about the current state and expected growth of fish stocks and about the economic and social factors that affect the desirable harvest levels. Even for fisheries with excellent data collection programs,...
  N° 26   18 June 2010 Click to Access: 
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Farm Level Analysis of Risk and Risk Management Strategies and Policies
Shingo Kimura, Jesús Antón, Christine LeThi
This Working Paper presents the work on farm level analysis of risk management environment, strategies and policies. Two types of results are presented: statistical indicators of risk exposure at the individual level, and micro model simulation results on risk management strategies.
  N° 29   01 July 2010 Click to Access: 
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Demand Growth in Developing Countries
David Abler
This report prepared by a consultant, Dr. David Abler of Penn State University in the United States, examines structural changes in the demand for agricultural products arising from economic growth in a number of large developing and emerging economies comprising primarily the BRIIC group of...
  N° 28   01 July 2010 Click to Access: 
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Case Studies of Costs and Benefits of Non-Tariff Measures
Frank van Tongeren, Anne-Célia Disdier, Joanna Ilicic-Komorowska, Stéphane Marette, Martin von Lampe
This report applies a cost-benefit analysis to quantify the economic effects of non-tariff measures in the agri-food sector. Three case studies are presented to demonstrate how such analysis can help identify least-cost solutions of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) designed to ensure that imported...
  N° 32   01 Aug 2010 Click to Access: 
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Analysing the Composition of Producer Support
Darryl Jones
This report considers the analytical potential of the classification system of policy measures in the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) to monitor policy developments. This system of categories, subcategories and labels is based on the form in which transfers are provided to farmers. The...
  N° 31   01 Aug 2010 Click to Access: 
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The Benefits from Agricultural Research and Development, Innovation, and Productivity Growth
Julian M. Alston
This report contains a review of the literature on the role of agricultural research and development in fostering innovation and productivity in agriculture. The review seeks to clarify concepts and terminology used in the area, provide a critical assessment of approaches found in the...
  N° 30   01 Aug 2010 Click to Access: 
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Competitiveness, Productivity and Efficiency in the Agricultural and Agri-Food Sectors
Laure Latruffe
This report reviews the literature on competitiveness, productivity and efficiency in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. It clarifies concepts and terminology used in this area, and provides a critical assessment of approaches and indicators used in the literature to measure...
  N° 33   10 Aug 2010 Click to Access: 
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Private Financial Sector Investment in Farmland and Agricultural Infrastructure
HighQuest Partners, United States
Private financial sector investment in agriculture is a small but rapidly growing phenomenon, involving large scale financial institutions, hedge funds and real estate investment trusts as well as private/public companies pursuing farm ownership/management strategies. This sector has been...
  N° 34   01 Oct 2010 Click to Access: 
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Policy Responses in Emerging Economies to International Agricultural Commodity Price Surges
Darryl Jones, Andrzej Kwieciński
This report examines and classifies policy responses in ten major emerging economies to the rise in international agricultural commodity prices in 2006-08. It also analyses impacts of these responses on the domestic market to evaluate their effectiveness in meeting stated policy objectives. The...
  N° 35   14 Oct 2010 Click to Access: 
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Potential Market Effects of Selected Policy Options in Emerging Economies to Address Future Commodity Price Surges
Wyatt Thompson, Grégoire Tallard
This report examines the market outcomes of different policy options that could be adopted in the event of a future spike in the world price of wheat and rice. The three policies – additional border measures, consumer subsidies or public stocks – only partly mitigate the effect of a price spike...
  N° 36   01 Jan 2011 Click to Access: 
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Decision-Making and Action Taking: Fisheries Management in a Changing Climate
David Fluharty
Decision-makers in fisheries management are confronted with the challenge of how to respond to existing and predicted changes in ocean conditions that are likely to affect the stocks of fish they manage. In order to address climate change most research and thinking advises decision-makers to...
  N° 37   17 Jan 2011 Click to Access: 
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Evolution of Agricultural Support in Real Terms in OECD Countries and Emerging Economies
Jean-Pierre Butault
This report proposes a methodology to express OECD indicators of support in real terms and establishes specific purchasing power parities for a broad range of commodities so as to compare developments in output volume and prices at an aggregate level. It analyses the evolution of prices, farm...
  N° 38   21 Jan 2011 Click to Access: 
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Practical Considerations in Using Bioeconomic Modelling for Rebuilding Fisheries
Sherry L. Larkin, Sergio Alvarez, Gil Sylvia, Michael Harte
Many of the world.s fish stocks are considered to be in need of rebuilding. In response, global agreements, including UNCLOS, have sought to adopt some (optimal) level of fish biomass, usually the level associated with the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). While establishing a sustainable level...
  N° 42   10 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
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Risk Management in Agriculture in New Zealand
Olga Melyukhina
This report analyzes the agricultural risk management system in New Zealand, applying a holistic approach that considers the interactions between all sources of risk, farmers’ strategies and policies. The policy analysis is structured around three layers of risk that require a differentiated...
  N° 43   10 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
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Risk Management in Agriculture in Spain
Jesús Antón, Shingo Kimura
This report analyses the agricultural risk management system in Spain, applying a holistic approach that considers the interactions between all sources of risk, farmers. strategies and policies. The policy analysis is structured around three layers of risk that require a differentiated policy...
  N° 40   10 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
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Risk Management in Agriculture in Canada
Jesús Antón, Shingo Kimura, Roger Martini
This report analyses the agricultural risk management system in Canada, applying a holistic approach that considers the interactions between all sources of risk, farmers‘ strategies and policies. The policy analysis is structured around three layers of risk that require a differentiated policy...
  N° 39   10 Feb 2011 Click to Access: 
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Risk Management in Agriculture in Australia
Shingo Kimura, Jesús Antón
This report analyzes the agricultural risk management system in Australia, applying a holistic approach that considers the interactions between all sources of risk, farmers. strategies and policies. The policy analysis is structured around three layers of risk that require a differentiated...
  N° 41   08 Mar 2011 Click to Access: 
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Risk Management in Agriculture in The Netherlands
Olga Melyukhina
This report analyzes the agricultural risk management system in the Netherlands, applying a holistic approach that considers the interactions between all sources of risk, farmers’ strategies and policies. The policy analysis is structured around three layers of risk that require a...
  N° 44   31 Mar 2011 Click to Access: 
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Regional Trade Agreements - Treatment of Agriculture
Linda Fulponi, Matthew Shearer, Juliana Almeida
This study develops earlier OECD work on the treatment of agriculture in regional trade agreements for Latin America by extending the geographic coverage to Asia-Pacific and selected agreements in Africa. It covers over 50 regional trade agreements with respect to market access, subsidies,...
  N° 45   01 Apr 2011 Click to Access: 
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Long Term Trends in Agricultural Policy Impacts
Roger Martini
Agricultural policies have undergone reforms in most OECD countries, each choosing a different path to replace policies historically based on market price support with other forms of support deemed superior in achieving differing policy objectives. This report looks at the results of this...
  N° 46   01 May 2011 Click to Access: 
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Distribution of Support and Income in Agriculture
Catherine Moreddu
Agricultural production and support in Canada, the United States, and the European Union are highly concentrated on larger farms, which have higher income levels than the average of all farms. Smaller farms, though, are more dependent on support (in particular, payments) which accounts for a...
  N° 47   24 June 2011 Click to Access: 
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Changing Patterns of Trade in Processed Agricultural Products
Pete Liapis
Trade in processed products, such as chocolates, steaks or wines, is dominated by high income OECD countries, although it is slowing down between these countries while growing very fast between emerging economies. Low income countries, however, account for a small share of such trade. Countries...
  N° 48   02 Aug 2011 Click to Access: 
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Farm Level Analysis of Risk and Risk Management Strategies and Policies
Shingo Kimura, Christine Le Thi
This Working Paper serves as a technical background note for the Farm-level analysis of risk, risk management strategies and policies (OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers No.26). It describes: 1) the data source and analytical methods employed to measure risk exposure at the...
  N° 49   10 Aug 2011 Click to Access: 
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Agricultural Progress and Poverty Reduction
Joe Dewbre, Dalila Cervantes-Godoy, Silvia Sorescu
Achieving the Millennium Development Goal to halve global poverty by 2015 looks increasingly likely, although many countries may fall far short of this goal. This study compares socio-economic characteristics of twenty-five countries that have posted exceptional progress in reducing poverty to...
  N° 51   15 Nov 2011 Click to Access: 
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The Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM)
Jonathan Brooks, Mateusz Filipski, Erik Jonasson, J. Edward Taylor
This paper provides technical documentation of the Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM model). It contains a discussion of the theoretical building blocks of the model; an overview of the data sources used for the simulations; and explanations of how household groups are categorized and...
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