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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Switzerland has progressively reduced its support to agriculture but the change in the level of support is relatively moderate, while the changes in the structure of support are more pronounced. Support to farms (PSE) remains high in terms of its share on gross farm receipts and is three times above the OECD average. Total support to agriculture (TSE) was around 1% of GDP in 2015-17 and is dominated by direct support to farms (PSE). Support based on output (including market price support) is the most important element of the support although its share in the total support to farms has been reduced over time in favour of area payments and other, less coupled forms of support. The main element of the General Services Support Estimate (GSSE) is to finance the agricultural knowledge and innovation system, which represents almost half of the GSSE expenditures.

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