Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2021

Addressing the Challenges Facing Food Systems

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This annual report monitors and evaluates agricultural policies in 54 countries, including the 38 OECD countries, the five non-OECD EU Member States, and 11 emerging economies. The report includes country specific analysis based on up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture that are compiled using a comprehensive system of measurement and classification – the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates (PSE and CSE) and related indicators. This year’s report focuses on policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and analyses the implications of agricultural support policies for the performance of food systems.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s agricultural policies generated average support for producers of 6.3% of gross farm receipts in 2018-20, well below the OECD average. This support is almost entirely (92%) based on market price support (MPS). MPS, one of the most trade- and production-distorting forms of support, is generated through border measures (tariffs) and minimum reference prices. Products most supported through such policies include rice, poultry, pig meat and sugar. Border protection and price interventions resulted in producer prices 6.2% higher than international prices in 2018-20, on average.

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