This report Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2019 is the 32nd in the series of OECD reports that monitor and evaluate agricultural policies across countries, and the seventh report to include both OECD countries and a set of emerging and developing economies. The present report includes countries from all six continents, including the 36 OECD countries and the five non-OECD EU Member States, as well as twelve emerging economies: Argentina, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam.

The OECD uses a comprehensive system for measuring and classifying support to agriculture —  the Producer and Consumer Support Estimates (PSEs and CSEs) and related indicators. They provide insights into the increasingly complex nature of agricultural policy and serve as a basis for OECD’s agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation.

The Executive Summary synthesises the key findings of the report. Chapter 1 provides an overview of recent developments in agricultural policies and analyses the longer-term development of the level and structure of support to agriculture across countries included in the report. The Chapter also assesses the environmental performance of agriculture and discusses the impact of agricultural policies on that performance. The following chapters include short Country Snapshots which briefly summarise the developments in agricultural policies and support to farms in each individual country covered by this report (the European Union which has a Common Agricultural Policy is presented as a single Country Snapshot). Comprehensive Country Chapters and the Statistical Annex containing detailed background tables with indicators of agricultural support are available only in electronic form on the OECD publication website (

The Executive Summary and Chapter 1 are declassified under the responsibility of the OECD Committee for Agriculture. The remainder of the report is declassified under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD.

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