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Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 2008

At a Glance

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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 policies in each OECD country, including such important developments as the introduction of the single-payment scheme in the EU. This edition also includes a special chapter describing the revised method of estimating support to agriculture used for the first time in this report. As always, it includes extensive statistical data on support to agriculture broken down by type of support and commodity, as well as Statlinks, URLs linking to Excel® spreadsheet versions of tables and graphs.

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Turkey

There were no major changes in agricultural support policies in 2007. The 2006 Law on Agriculture stipulated convergence of Turkey’s agricultural support policies with the prospective EU policies by the end of 2010. The Agricultural Reform Implementation Project (ARIP) is to be completed at the end of 2008. The Rural Development Programme under Instrument for Pre- Accession (IPA) was approved by the EU Commission and a wide set of investment activities continued. Compensatory payments were granted to potato growers. The area-based diesel payment granted under the Direct Income Support payment register was differentiated according to products. Farmers also received an area-based payment for fertiliser.

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