Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2019

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This annual report monitors and evaluates agricultural policies spanning all 6 continents, including the 36 OECD countries, the 5 non-OECD EU Member States, and 12 emerging economies. It is a unique source of up-to date estimates of support to agriculture using 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 – which provide insight into the increasingly complex nature of agricultural policy and serve as a basis for OECD’s agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation. 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.

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Over the past decades, Switzerland has seen some moderate reductions in its support to agriculture, but support levels tended to stabilise most recently. Support to farms (PSE) remains high in terms of its share on gross farm receipts and is almost three times above the OECD average. Total support to agriculture (TSE) was around 1% of GDP in 2016-18 and is dominated by direct support to farms (PSE). In contrast, changes over time in the structure of support are more pronounced, as market price support (MPS) has partly been replaced by various types of direct payments.

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