The project provides an analytical tool that enables the integrated assessment of the impact of Cross Compliance (CC) at regional level. Impacts assessed by the tool include effects on agricultural markets, producer's income, consumer's welfare, land use, soil, water, air, climate, biodiversity and landscapes, as well as food safety, animal welfare and health. The project will also undertake an assessment of the impact of cross-compliance since 2005. Here, emphasis is given to the economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
The analytical tool enables the assessment of impacts of CC given different implementation pathways and specific national and regional conditions. Including the regional component is crucial but also challenging, and capturing the different farmer's choices even more. Challenging because of the complexity but also because of the limited information available.
This project will therefore build on the findings from available research, complemented with additional survey where data gaps exist. The project is build on five work packages. In WP1 the coordination and management of the project is done. The rest of the project is structured in such a way that the main analytical framework of the project is designed in WP2.
This WP will provide the analytical and methodological input for the way impacts of CC should be assessed. Such assessments would build on the knowledge and tools developed in WP 4, the analytical framework provided in WP 5, and using the data and information needs that are filled in WP3. The overall evaluation of the effects of CC since 2005 is done using the knowledge and models in WP4 and the analytical tool developed in WP5.
The results of this assessment are then critically evaluated in WP2 and WP3 in order to produce feed back to WP4 and WP5 to improve the analytical tool. The successful testing of the tool in this project will allow using the tool beyond the lifetime of the project.
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Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
TP 263 Ispra (Va)