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Publication | 14 April 2021

Subsidies and Sustainable Agriculture: Mapping the Policy Landscape

Agricultural subsidies have long been a consistent feature of government policies; they are granted in order to influence the use of resources in the pursuit of different policy goals. This support largely shapes production and consumption patterns, with potentially significant effects on poverty, food security, nutrition, and other sustainability concerns such as climate change, changes to land use practices, and biodiversity. This paper provides a broad mapping of different types of direct and indirect support provided by governments to different actors in the agricultural sector, and highlights some of the complex dynamics, in terms of political economy, that underpin the relevant policies.

Subsidies and Sustainable Agriculture: Mapping the Policy Landscape
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