Agricultural policy [E-Book].
Paris : OECD Publishing
Agriculture and Food
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Agricultural policy describes the laws, instruments and measures related to the domestic farm sector and trade in agricultural products. Agricultural policies encompass a wide range of issues, including providing sufficient food at reasonable prices for consumers, securing food safety and improving environmental quality. Despite this diversity, policy measures applied in a country within a certain period of time can be brought together and expressed in a set of numbers, called agriculture support indicators, which are comparable across time and between countries.