Analysis of Agricultural Policies in Guyana

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Jul 2017
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the public policy framework’s effect on the agricultural sector in Guyana using the OECD’s Producer Support Estimate (PSE) methodology. The PSE approach focuses on two main elements of support: (i) the effect of government policy on prices received by agricultural produc­ers, and (ii) the support provided through budgetary transfers to the sector. The result of the analysis is a set of indicators that al­lows for the comparison of support levels between years as well as commodities that can serve as a baseline against which the ef­fects of agricultural policy reforms can be measured. In addition, the level of agricultural support in Guyana can be compared with that of other countries in the region. This is the first PSE report that has been prepared for Guyana.