2 Context and necessity of a separate Agreement on Agriculture outside GATT, 1947. Agricultural trade important for a large number of countries. Prevalence of distortions. MEPs are not prepared to fully integrate agricultural trade into trade in other goods. Article 6.2 • Investment aid at the general disposal of agriculture • Entry subsidies generally available to low-income or low-resource producers • Support for diversification through the cultivation of illicit narcotic plants Development programmes excluded from reduction: • Examples of programmes notified under Article 6(2): • Bangladesh – 2 per cent reduction in interest rates for the planned repayment of the loan • Thailand – Agricultural Input Assistance Programme • Brazil – production credit; investment credit; Debt restructuring WTO Agreement on Agriculture:. .