Analysis of Agricultural Policies in Argentina 2007–2016

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Lema, Daniel;
Gallacher, Marcos;
Dec 2018
Perez, Darrel
This report analyzes agricultural policy in Argentina, in particular with respect to the degree of support producers and consumers receive. Available evidence suggests that: (i) as a result of export taxes, in most periods, domestic agricultural output prices have been lower than international prices; (ii) despite the previous finding, Argentine agriculture has shown a remarkable capacity for productivity and output growth; and (iii) since the 2016 crop year, significant changes in the agricultural policy environment have taken place. The analysis of available data also shows that significant changes are occurring in aspects such as farm size and in the linkages between production, input supply, and the output processing sector. The report also analyzes the support the public sector provided to producers in the form of funding for agricultural research, infrastructure, and other “public good” type of investments.