Nine innovation cases conducted in different economic, social and legal contexts are used to empirically test the effectiveness of the new contractual frameworks. They are co-designed and developed with local stakeholders, in order to reconcile farmers’ activities with the achievement of public benefits for the entire society.
The cost of biodiversity protection
European researchers are working with farmers to explore ways to protect biodiversity while providing them with benefits and respecting their needs. The video interviews with researchers take stock of the situation.
New eco-schemes for a greener Common Agricultural Policy
Eco- schemes are a new kind of environmental contract was created by the European common agricultural policy to protect our environment and climate. They are intended as a more agile payment scheme for farmers and landowners than the existing one. However, they are not free from the drawback risk.
Seven years of agri-environment schemes: what benefits for Bavarian groundwater quality?
Farmed environments are essential links in the food production chain. Not only do they offer sustenance to a growing human population, but these areas also have a high nature value, they help improve genetic diversity and protect agro-ecosystems.