Policy Brief on Agri-environmental monitoring

Modernising the CAP to help deliver the European Green Deal

NIVA published a new Policy Brief. In this Policy Brief NIVA shows how:

  • using new data sources, automation and machine learning enables the EU and Member States to reward and monitor better environmental performance in the CAP;
  • technology also helps to reduce administrative burden by making more use of already collected data, from satellites, sensors, machinery and other sources;
  • modernising the IACS by absorbing new technologies, improves the robustness and granularity of the monitoring of the CAP’s environmental performance. This will open the door to move to a truly performance-based policy.     

The Policy Brief will be presented in the NIVA webinar on 10 December 2020

Common crop type lists for cap monitoring

Monitoring on Common Agricultural Policy concerns the activities the farmer is carrying out on his parcel. An important aspect are the cultivated crops and their rotation over the years, as specific crops and specific rotations have a different impact on farm income, environment, climate and biodiversity. In order to efficiently monitor crop cultivation and to allow for sharing and re-use of monitoring data, the consistency in crop type nomenclature becomes vital to provide a multi-annual and geographically consistent perspective. The NIVA project made a Technical Brief dealing with the common crop type lists.