Agricultural policy monitoring and evaluation

Efficient agricultural policies are essential to meeting increasing demand for safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way. While growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fibre presents significant opportunities for agriculture, government policies must address challenges such as increasing productivity growth, enhancing environmental sustainability, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving adaptation and resilience in the face of climate change and other unforeseen shocks.

Government support for agriculture has risen in recent years in response to global crises, and only a small amount has been directed at longer-term goals, such as climate change and other food systems challenges. The OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation report monitors these efforts and provides governments with policy solutions.

How has support to agriculture changed?

Agricultural M&E cover 2023


Public support for agriculture has reached new record levels as governments made efforts to shield consumers and producers from global crises and high inflation. The 2023 edition of the Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation shows that total support to agriculture reached USD 851 billion per year during 2020-22 in the 54 countries monitored, representing nearly a 2.5-fold increase compared to two decades ago. 

Press release: Reforms needed to production and market-distorting policies as agricultural support reaches record highs - 30 October 2023

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What the data tells us

The short read: Policy Highlights

The Policy Brief for the Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2023 report provides a summary of key findings, the latest data, and what policy makers can do.

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