Definitions for "Decoupled"
A term that describes payments or other incentives to producers that are not linked in any year after a fixed and defined base period, to the quantity of production or factors of production or to domestic or international prices. de minimis A provision in the Agreement on Agriculture that exempts relatively small amounts of AMS (or amber support) from the Total AMS commitment. A developed country can exempt a product-specific AMS that is less than 5% of the value of production of the product. It can also exempt a non-product-specific AMS that is less than 5% of the value of total agricultural production. For developing countries, the percentages are 10%.
Payments to farmers that are not linked to current production decisions. When payments are decoupled, farmers make production decisions based on expected market returns.