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Facilitating the CAP reform: compliance and competitiveness of European agriculture

Facilitating the CAP reform: compliance and competitiveness of European agriculture

Objective

The primary focus of the project is to investigate the value-added resulting from introducing cross-compliance as a tool to improve compliance with existing standards. A second issue is the investigation into the costs implications and competition effects of compliance to EU standards on the world market in the specific context of cross-compliance. Specifically, the project will include the following actions: · Identify the relevant environmental, biodiversity, nature, food safety, animal welfare and health standards. · Categorise standards and administrative procedures. · Analyse how mandatory EU standards affect farming practices. · Analyse the costs of compliance with existing standards along the agrifood chain. · Develop a methodology to compare EU standards with those of the main competitors on the world market. · Identify and characterise experience with certification schemes. · Investigate the value-added resulting from cross-compliance as a tool to improve compliance with existing standards. Ultimately, the above-mentioned actions will: ¨ Focus on the analysis of the value-added resulting from introducing cross-compliance as a tool to improve compliance with existing standards. ¨ Investigate cost implications and competition effects resulting from either enforcing previously ignored existing standards or production-linked rules of 'good agricultural conditions'. ¨ Lead to the operationalization of a methodology to assess the impact of EU standards on the external competitiveness for a selected range of products in the specific context of cross-compliance.

Coordinator

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Address

Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Floor BROUWER (Dr)

Participants (10)

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INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

United Kingdom

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI SPA

Italy

APPLICATIONS DES SCIENCES DE L'ACTION

France

ECOLOGIC - INSTITUT FÜR INTERNATIONALE UND EUROPÄISCHE UMWELTPOLITIK GGMBH

Germany

SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO

Poland

UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID

Spain

WINROCK INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

United States

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

Canada

MASSEY UNIVERSITY

New Zealand

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 6489

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 253 857

  • EU contribution

    € 740 955

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands