Mobile applications help both farmers and paying agencies
Under UC4a an application for mobile devices to facilitate a farmer and/or advisor to upload a geotagged photograph as supporting evidence to scheme applications will be designed, developed and piloted. The ‘Geotagged Photo Application’ will be an integral part of the Area Monitoring System which will be a component of the Integrated Administration & Control System in the CAP post 2020. One of the examples of such mobile application can be found in Lithuania.
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When using Precision Farming, farm machinery collects many data. If connected to the Paying Agency (PA) database, these data can ease administration for the farmer and control for the PA. It’s complex to make work easy: just to “send your data”, many small and big issues had to be solved. This movie show the result.
NPA support without application
Seamless Claim idea sounds very promising to farmers, it takes huge efforts for the administrations to implement that at least for the part of support beneficiaries. It relates not only to the technical challenges, but also to the legal ones (farmers signature still needed?). On the bright side, similar approaches are already implemented with Tax and Customs services in most of EU countries, so this is a proof, that if You dream and work hard – everything is possible. When? Hopefully in 2023 as the new EU legislation already opened the doors for Seamless Claim to be. Please check the Lithuanian Seamless Claim vision.