Evaluation of the Current Direct Payment Schemes and Direction : based on farmers' survey data

현행 직접지불제의 평가와 개선방향 : 수혜자 조사의거

  • Gim, Uhn-Soon (Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Jang, Hyo-Sun (Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Um, Dae-Ho (Rural Research Institute, Korea Rural Institute & Agricultural Corporation)
  • 김은순 (충남대학교 농업경제학과) ;
  • 장효선 (충남대학교 농업경제학과) ;
  • 엄대호 (한국농촌공사 농어촌연구원)
  • Received : 2008.02.20
  • Accepted : 2008.06.26
  • Published : 2008.12.30


The purpose of this study is to evaluate farmer's general contents on the current direct payment schemes and to derive some improvement measures, based on the survey data for the three types of direct payment schemes currently executed in Korea; Rice Farmer's Income Support, Early Retirement Aged Farmer's Support and Less Favored Area Direct Payment. In recent years we have introduced diverse direct payment schemes that are expected to have immediate effects in a short term period without enough preparation of the policy, which raises some contradiction between the agricultural policy and the original purpose of the direct payments. The result shows some important revisions should be made related the direct payment schemes, such as farmer's income stability through the improvement of unit payment and the payment length jointed with criteria of the payment, in addition to keeping up multifunctionality of agriculture and enhancing the effect of structural adjustment in agriculture.