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OECD Review of Agricultural Policies
OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Chile 2008
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  05 Mar 2008
Pages: 154 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264042230 , OECD Code: 512008021P1
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This Review measures the level and composition of support provided to Chilean agriculture, and evaluates the effectiveness of current measures in attaining their objectives. The study finds that Chile provides much lower support and protection to its agricultural sector than most OECD countries, even though government expenditures on the sector have trebled in real terms over the past ten years. About half of that spending is on public goods such as infrastructure and irrigation, while the other half consists mostly of measures that seek to make Chile’s poorer farmers more competitive.

This report suggests ways in which the effectiveness of these policies might be enhanced, including by systematic evaluation of policy performance, by closer co-ordination across government agencies, and by framing policies for smallholders and salaried farm workers in an economy-wide context, so that agricultural policies can focus on potentially competitive farmers and be effectively distinguished from other development and social policies.

Table of contents:

Highlights and Recommendations
-Reforms and their Impacts
-Agricultural Policy Developments
-Strategic Options for More Inclusive Agricultural Development
Chapter 1. The Policy Context
-Agriculture's Role in the Chilean Economy
-The Impacts of Economic Reforms
-Structural Changes in the Agricultural Sector
-Policy Challenges
Chapter 2. Policy Evaluation
-The Agricultural Policy Framework
-Agricultural Trade Policies
-Domestic Policies
-Evaluation of Support to Agriculture
-Policy Conclusions
Annex 2.A1. Policy Tables
Chapter 3. Development Pathways for Agriculture Dependent Households
-A Typology of Households and Development Pathways
-Characteristics of the Agricultural Labour Force and Agriculture Dependent Households
Annex 3.A1. Regional Aspects of Agricultural Incomes in Chile
Annex 3.A2. Determinants of Incomes of Farm Households and Salaried Agricultural Workers
Annex 3.A4. Constraints to Small Farmers' Competitiveness in Maule Region
Acronyms and Abbreviations
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