Publication focusing principally on direct payments, a key element of the policy that provides income support for farmers and promotes competitiveness, sustainability and environmentally-friendly farming practices.
The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes.
The new Agri-Food Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform has launched an open call for expressions of interest from EU regions and Member States to propose topics for setting up and co-leading new regional partnerships on agri-food topics.
The Cork 2.0 European Conference on Rural Development of 5-6 September 2016 in Cork, Ireland brought together over 340 rural development stakeholders to reflect on the current challenges and opportunities facing Europe’s rural areas and how best to respond to these.
The 2016 MARS Conference provided a platform to present Member State experiences and other observations regarding the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), including developments in shared management.
With the help of RECAP, farmers will get more understanding and knowledge of CAP requirements and how to fulfill them, plus, the open free satellite data will make it possible to better plan rotation of crops.
What is going to be your input as a partner in the RECAP project ?
We are a large (over 400 employees) enterprise of independent professional agricultural specialists and advisers, which is the closest to farmers and their needs by everyday work. We are very interested in the RECAP project results. As a project partner, we see our contribution to the project by both checking/testing a tool created and helping farmers to master its application and thus popularise/publicise the project result.
The 2016 MARS Conference will provide a platform to present Member State experiences and other observations regarding the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), including developments in shared management.
The second meeting of the Horizon 2020 project “RECAP” took place in Heraklion, Greece on the 3rd and 4th of November 2016. The idea behind RECAP is to combine remote sensing technology with modern ICT platforms and get a service tool for all stakeholders involved in the cross-compliance scheme (farmers, agricultural consultants, paying agencies).
A consortium of 12 partners in six European countries has launched a project to develop a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for improving the efficiency and transparency of the compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) monitoring procedure. The RECAP project is supported by the EU programme on “ICT- enabled open government” until October 2018.