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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New Zealand

Since the reform of its agricultural policies in the mid-1980s, production- and trade-distorting policies almost disappeared in New Zealand, and the level of support to agricultural producers has been the lowest among OECD countries. Over the past decade, this support consistently accounted for less than 1% of farm receipts, with an average of 0.7% during 2018-20. Almost all prices align with world market prices. Exceptions are fresh poultry and table eggs, and some bee products, which cannot be imported into New Zealand due to the absence for these products of Import Health Standards (IHS), the biosecurity standards that products considered to pose a biosecurity risk must meet in order to be imported into New Zealand. These restrictions result in some market price support – the only form of support to individual commodities in New Zealand – amounting to 15% and 37% of respective gross farm receipts for these commodities in 2018-20 and representing the majority of the low level of producer support. Support for on-farm services mainly related to animal health and for disaster relief provide additional producer support to a small extent.

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