This report on agricultural policies covers OECD member countries (including the new members who joined during 2010 – Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia). This edition shows that after an increase in 2009, producer support in OECD area declined in 2010 and remained rather stable in 2011. In the longer term perspective the OECD estimates of support confirm the downward trend in support to farmers. This report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture in the OECD area and is complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy developments in OECD countries. Data for the calculations of support are available on line www.oecd.org/agriculture/PSE.
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List of acronyms and abbreviations Executive summary PART I. AGRICULTURAL POLICIES: MONITORING AND EVALUATION 2012: OECD COUNTRIES Chapter 1.Evaluation of developments in agricultural policy and support . -1.1. Key economic and market developments -1.2. Main changes in agricultural policies -1.3. Developments in agricultural support -1.4. Assessment of reforms -References -Annex 1.A1. Measuring the impact of policy reform: PEM-based policy impact indicators -Annex 1.A2. Definition of OECD indicators of agricultural support Chapter 2.Fostering innovation and productivity growth in agriculture -2.1. Agricultural productivity and sustainability: Trends and differences -2.2. Some factors determining agricultural productivity -2.3. Improving Agricultural Innovation Systems -2.4. The policy challenge -2.5. Strengthening policy coherence -References -Annex 2.A1. Background material PART II. COUNTRY CHAPTERS Chapter 3.Developments in agricultural support in the OECD area Chapter 4.Australia Chapter 5.Canada Chapter 6.Chile Chapter 7.European Union Chapter 8.Iceland Chapter 9.Israel Chapter 10.Japan Chapter 11.Korea Chapter 12.Mexico Chapter 13.New Zealand Chapter 14.Norway Chapter 15.Switzerland Chapter 16.Turkey Chapter 17.United States Annex II.A1.Sources and definitions of contextual indicators PART III. SUMMARY TABLES OF ESTIMATES OF SUPPORT FOR OECD COUNTRIES