Title: Registration of land for the common agricultural policy management: potentials for evaluation of environmental policy integration

Authors: Valentina Sagris; Tambet Kikas; Vincenzo Angileri

Addresses: Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, Tartu 51014, Estonia ' Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, Tartu 51014, Estonia ' Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Fermi 1249, Ispra 21027, Italy

Abstract: The impact assessment of the environmental policy integration into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU requires combination of data on bio-physical and economical conditions as well as data on agricultural practice. A major restriction for comparative assessment is that data sources are collected, managed and distributed by different institutions and those datasets are not harmonised across Europe. The challenge is to allocate macro-economic statistics to the farm on landscape level. In this paper we investigate the potentials for use of the CAP administrative datasets in the development of environmental indicators. The basic concepts of the Integrated Administrative and Control Systems (IACS) datasets and common core model are described. This paper gives an example on the development of High Nature Value (HNV) farmland indicators based on the use of data from the administrative register.

Keywords: environmental policy integration; impact assessment; LPIS; land parcel identification system; IACS; integrated administrative and control systems; land cover; land use; agri-environmental indicators; HNV; high nature value farmland; land registration; Common Agricultural Policy; CAP management; macroeconomic statistics; environmental indicators; farms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2015.069786

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2015 Vol.11 No.1, pp.24 - 44

Available online: 11 Jun 2015 *

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