Final Report Summary - GTIS CAP (GeoTraceability Integrated System for Common Agricultural Policy)
Each month each partner participated in a one hour call conference with agenda a week before and a report two days after the conference. Also, each month, each partner had to declare the WP time spent on the project (unit half days). Furthermore every six months, each partner had to prepare an intermediary cost statement before the consortium meeting. Each six months a consortium meeting was organised with the participation of all persons involved in the project. One workshop with the external key actors was organised in November 2005. The GTIS CAP partners participated at 14 technical traceability conferences in Europe.
The performed tasks are summarised in the following:
1. Monthly activity report through 18 conferences call meetings.
2. Four two days consortium meetings each six months.
3. One workshop with partners and external key actors.
4. Eighteen monthly time sheets with each participant’s declaration of time spent each month on the project.
5. Three intermediary cost statements (each six months).
6. Set up, management and maintenance of the project Intranet and Internet Web sites.
In WP2, the tasks related to the collection and the synthesis of the regulations on the new CAP, and more particularly to its technical aspects were delayed due to the lack of availability of accompanying documents and directives for the implementation of these measures in each test region. In a same way, the analysis of all the European and regional regulations related to the protection of the environment and good agricultural practices put into evidence the great diversity of rules in the two tests regions which complicated the synthesis of the available information and the identification of control points for the cross compliance to be used in the prototypes.
Taking into account the confidential character of some of standards to exchange traceability data, it was not possible to conduct an analysis in great detail on them. Some alternative solutions were explored and exploited in WP3.
A ground campaign was carried out in order to supplement the data available for the classification to be processed on Spot 5 image to validate the nomenclature. CRA-W participated in this data analysis.
The major contribution of CRA-W was the set up of web services related to the coding and decoding of the geoidentifier. For dissemination purposes the application allowing to encode and to decode this geo-identifier was developed in WP3 and made available to the other project partners to be incorporated in their respective prototypes before the beginning of WP5.
CRA-W was in charge of the study on the possibility to associate an identifier to each parcel in order to enable exchange of traceability data between different European countries. CRA-W also carried out an analysis on a unique geo-identifier for agricultural parcels at the European level. This standard was presented during the Inspire workshop in Italy on 29/06/2005-1/7/2005.
An application allowing to encode and decode geo-identifier was developed by CRA-W and made available to the other project partners to be incorporated in their respective prototypes.
Having in view the scenarios defined in WP5 to develop the prototype in each region, the objective of WP4 was to define geotraceability indicators in order to use them complementary to the LPIS and satellite images. For that purpose, the CRA-W took part in several work meetings which allowed building of a table detailing for each scenario the various criteria related to the use or not of data, functionalities and applications.
In the framework of WP5, the CRA-W worked in close cooperation with the other teams in charge of the implementation of the prototypes in their information systems. Numerous working meeting were organized between partners to define the GTIS, its functionalities and the framework of geo-data exchange via internet.
After the Consortium meeting of Gembloux, an analysis was carried out on the functionalities to add in the CDER and CIGEST systems according to four themes (traceability, certification and quality of product, AEM and CAP) and according to the potential users (producer, consultant and administration). This analysis pointed out the necessity to define scenarios in order to integrate these functionalities and to develop the prototypes. CRA-W defined four scenarios for Wallonia. It developed a demonstration platform for the traceability of agri-food products.
Regarding the work performed by Spot Image, the objective of WP2 was to conduct an inventory of the legislations related to the control of PAC and GAECs and of the required geo-traceability data management.
Having in view the scenarios defined in WP5 to develop the prototype in each region, the objective of WP4 was to define geo-traceability indicators in order to use them complementary to the LPIS and satellite images, generate cartographic products to be used as inputs of these geo-indicators and to focus on the definition of the satellite imagery data procurement policy for Traceability purposes.
In the framework of WP5, Spot Image worked in cooperation with the other teams in charge of the implementation of the prototypes in their information systems. Numerous working meeting were organized between partners to define the GTIS, its functionalities and the framework of geo-data exchange via Internet.
Regarding the work performed by CDER on WP2, CDER participated at the research on regulations regarding the new cap. The task was based on French rules. Important time was spent on regional regulation related to environment. For example, CDER studied the different regional rules in rotational measures and its impact on software for farmers. CDER also collected data on global rules or good agricultural practices.
Regarding WP3, for the tasks related to standard and norms, CDER contributed with its knowledge of AGRO-EDI. This norm was already used in France by CDER with farmers, co-op and traders.
In WP5 the major contribution of CDER was the realisation of prototype based on data coming from French test region. CDER needed to collect data, to include spot imagery satellite and to develop links with web services using the geo identify and agro-environmental good practices.