Preparing agriculture for the future: Reducing and re-instrumentalising

For 30 years now, the OECD has published an annual report on “Agricultural Policies: Monitoring and Evaluation 2017”, providing comprehensive information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies throughout the world. On June 21st, CEPS hosted a panel discussion to launch the 2017 report, which covers the 35 OECD members as well as the 6 non-OECD EU member states and 11 key emerging and developing economies (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam). This year’s report provides new data showing continuing convergence between average levels of support to agricultural producers in OECD countries and those in emerging economies, although there is considerable divergence among countries in both groups.

The event gathered together leading academics and representatives from the EU institutions, national authorities and the agri-food industry. The new OECD work was presented by Frank van Tongeren, Head of Division at the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate, and OECD Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst Martin von Lampe. The discussion was led by Giulia Meloni, Research Fellow at CEPS.