Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2018

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This report is the 31st in the series of OECD reports that monitor and evaluate agricultural policies across countries, and the 6th report to include all 35 OECD countries, the 6 non-OECD EU Member States and a set of emerging economies: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam. This annual report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and uses a comprehensive system of measuring and classifying support to agriculture – the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates (PSEs and CSEs), the General Services Support Estimate (GSSE) and related indicators. These estimates provide insight into the increasingly complex nature of agricultural policy and serve as a basis for OECD’s agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation. Detailed data and documentation for the calculation of support are available on line www.oecd.org/agriculture/PSE.

Comprehensive country chapters and the Statistical Annex containing detailed background tables with indicators of agricultural support are available in electronic form at the publication website http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/agr_pol-2018-en.

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Colombia’s level of support to farms was 13% of gross farm receipts in 2015-17, which is slightly below the OECD average. Level of support has been decreasing due to a depreciation of the Colombian Peso, the declining of producer prices, particularly after the increase of production of main agricultural products under the Colombia Siembra initiative. Market price support (MPS) is the main component of the PSE – accounting for more than 82%, over the period 2015-17. MPS is mostly stemming from the use of border measures for several agricultural products including rice, maize, poultry, milk, sugar, and pig meat. Budgetary transfers to farmers accounted for 18% of the PSE, and were mostly payments based on variable input use. Budgetary payments to general services to the sector as a whole (GSSE), have been relatively small, accounting on average for only 14% of the total support estimate (TSE). Budgetary allocations on these items include: agricultural research and knowledge transfer, infrastructure, particularly in irrigation, and farm restructuring.

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