Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 2005

Monitoring and Evaluation

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This book is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture. Separate chapters describe and evaluate agricultural policy developments in each OECD member, including important developments such as the single payment scheme in EU countries and the introduction of the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilisation programme. A special chapter examines the implications of the enlarged EU on agricultural production, trade, income, Common Agricultural Policy implementation, and support levels. This edition also includes a special section on agricultural support in four non-OECD EU countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia. The statistical graphs and tables in this book feature StatLinks, URLs to spreadsheets providing the underlying data.

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Main Policy Developments in 2003 and 2004

This chapter highlights the major changes and new initiatives in agricultural policy in OECD countries in 2003 and 2004. These changes are described in detail in the country chapters of Part II. The enlargement of the European Union (EU) to include ten new countries was a very significant development for agricultural policy in all the countries concerned. For the new member states, most of their existing agricultural polices will be replaced by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), though EU payments will be phased in gradually over a ten year period. Food safety, environmental quality, and the multifunctional nature of agriculture continue to gain prominence, along with farm income, as goals of agricultural policy.

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