Letting the Land Rest

Observer 203, December 1996/January 1997
Many OECD countries, as part of their agricultural policy, have provided financial incentives for farmers to keep agricultural land out of production or to shift it to alternative uses. These land diversion schemes often pursue two different objectives: to control the supply of agricultural commodities and to improve the environmental quality of farmland.
To read the full article, download the PDF file below.



Economic data

GDP growth: +0.5% Q2 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 1.9% August 2019 annual
Trade: +0.4% exp, -1.2% imp, Q1 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% August 2019
Last update: 9 September 2019

OECD Observer Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the OECD by signing up for our e-newsletter :

Twitter feed

Subscribe now

<b>Subscribe now!</b>

Have the OECD Observer delivered
to your door



Edition Q2 2019

Previous editions

Don't miss

Most Popular Articles

NOTE: All signed articles in the OECD Observer express the opinions of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the official views of OECD member countries.

All rights reserved. OECD 2019