Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NIVA (A New IACS Vision in Action)
Reporting period: 2019-06-01 to 2020-11-30
NIVA delivers a suite of digital solutions, e-tools and good practices for e-governance and initiates an innovation ecosystem to support further development of IACS that will facilitate data and information flows, against the background of reform discussions of the CAP.
The IACS is built upon several other core systems collecting farm data, payment rights, livestock and other information which overall constitute an Agricultural Knowledge Information System (AKIS) which shall all-together contribute to a real efficient monitoring. Improvements in the processes and data validation are thus required to enable reducing the administrative burden and to improve the efficiency of the whole system. More digital inclusiveness allows re-use of (open) data and support farmers in more accurate and less burdensome claims. In many member states, digital inclusiveness might lead to a completely pre-populated application of income support, and to an even more advanced ‘Click-and-Pay’ seamless claim.
The overall objective of NIVA is thus formulated as: NIVA aims to modernise IACS by making efficient use of digital solutions and e-tools, by creating reliable methodologies and harmonised data sets for monitoring agricultural performance while reducing administrative burden for farmers, paying agencies and other stakeholders.
In setting up NIVA, Member States have identified and discussed prime use cases in digital innovation of their processes and systems, which represent common goals. Each use case involves the stakeholders required to demonstrate and evaluate these innovations. The cross-cutting digital and process innovations are further developed and made available as open source tools even beyond the consortium members. These use cases are strategically designed to cover every part of newly proposed CAP and altogether constitute a complete new IACS vision that address the new challenges. The digital innovations form the base for growing collaboration and exchange between the partners, their stakeholders (ranging from farmers to the different bureaus at the European Commission, NGOs etc.) and solution providers.
1. Definition and set up of Large Scale Pilots: 9 use cases have been scoped, components developed, and tested in a Single Member state environment. At the moment the multi member state trial is ongoing
2. Identification and development of guidelines for interoperability recommendations across IACS systems: different harmonization and interoperability issues have been studied and surveyed across IACS systems
3. Set up and execution of a supporting Knowledge Information System supporting the work in the Use Cases from an IT infrastructure point of view
4. Set up and execution of a Innovation Ecosystem through a stakeholder mapping and a series of Stakeholder Platform meetings, in which the wider stakeholder community is actived and involved
5. Set up of call for software components in support of the execution of the use cases.