The study has four primary objectives. 1. To make an assessment of the exact obligations falling on the Community with respect to agriculture in the fulfillment of commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and the CBD, clarifying how agriculture could contribute relative to other sectors of the economy and land users. 2. To undertake an analysis of the most appropriate adaptations and innovations in the agricultural sector required to meet the new objectives and obligations. This needs to be achieved within a consistent, methodical framework. It will focus on efficiency, particularly in economic terms, effectiveness, concerning different environmental outcomes and compatibility with other objectives and constraints, at the farm and wider national and EU levels. Interactions between CBD and Kyoto Protocol driven measures need to be exposed and analysed. Account will be taken of a wide range of conditions in Europe, both in existing and new Member States. Afforestation and forest management issues need to be considered alongside agricultural adaptations. 3. An assessment of how far these changes at farm level and upwards require alterations in policy, both at the national and EU levels. Policy change may be needed in the environmental, agricultural, forestry, research, regional support or other policy domains. The main focus will be on agricultural and rural development policies, especially those within the CAP. Specific measures of relevance to Candidate Countries need to be identified. 4. To complete and disseminate an integrated strategy for implementation of the two agreements in the EU agricultural sector, including concrete policy recommendations applicable at a European level such as good agricultural practice. Effectively this will combine the responses required for both the CBD and the Kyoto Protocol. The study is also intended to contribute to the body of scientific research on the effectiveness...
Field of science
- /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
- /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project