This section collects the names and description of indicators and the variables to compute them defined and generated by the various partner organizations: OECD, WB, and FAO/MAFAP. Click on the indicator for more detail.

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Market Price Support (MPS) is an indicator of the annual monetary value of gross transfers from consumers and taxpayers to agricultural producers arising from policy measures creating a gap between domestic producer prices and reference prices of a specific agricultural commodity measured at the farm-gate level.

Context: Conditional on the production of a specific commodity, MPS includes the transfer to producers for total production (for domestic use and exports), and is measured by the price gap applied to current production.

The MPS is net of financial contributions from individual producers through producer levies on sales of the specific commodity or penalties for not respecting regulations such as production quotas (levies on output). In the case of livestock production, it is net of the market price support on domestically produced coarse grains and oilseeds used as animal feed (excess feed cost).

The MPD measures the extent to which a set of agricultural policies affects the market price of a commodity. The normal practice is to calculate the MPD using a price gap which measures the difference between the domestic price and the border price of a commodity. As an alternative to the price gap method, MPD can be derived from the value of export subsidies or based on applied MFN tariff rate.

Aggregate estimate of the effect of excessive access costs within a given value chain, exchange rate policy and international market distortions on prices received by producers. In theory, the market development gap reflects the opportunity costs that these inefficiencies represent for producers.