CAPRI-DynaSpat: The text of the call for research proposals
1. Sustainable management of Europe’s natural resources
The Agenda 2000 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) identifies specific challenges that research can contribute to address: improve food safety and reinforce consumer confidence; further develop the multifunctional model of agriculture in Europe, first of all by quantifying externalities surrounding agricultural production with respect to issues such as environmental protection, rural development, nature conservation and socio‑cultural interactions; lay down the scientific foundation of a coherent and sustainable framework for integrated rural development; provide scientific evidence and justification to further develop EU positions in international fora such as WTO, OECD and FAO.
Research activities under Priority 5 'Food Quality and Safety' and Priority 6 'Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems' will also contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives of Agenda 2000.
Sustainable development of rural areas: characterisation of rural entities, and related drivers of change for assessment of rural development and to provide tools to support environmental impact assessment
Agenda 2000 implies a considerable overhauling, streamlining and consolidation of rural development policy, becoming the second pillar of the CAP. Moreover it explicitly established economic, social, and environmental objectives (explicitly required in the Treaty of Amsterdam) as the three elements of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development.
Research activities will contribute to assess sustainable agriculture and rural development, strike the right balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions, and focus on characterisation of meaningful spatial entities, landscapes and drivers of change.
- (Task 12) Ex-ante policy assessment of CAP: to develop tools and methodologies in order to evaluate ex-ante intervention measures covering all EU Member States (baseline description, forecasting, monitoring and evaluation of projects, measures, programmes, and policies), including those related to the improvement of agricultural structure. Research will identify, at the regional level, the effects of EU policies, and in particular the CAP, on income, employment, production structure, production intensity, and land use. A second specific objective would be to integrate tools for environment and landscape assessment or, where appropriate, elaborate the interface between such tools.
Last updated: Monday, March 29, 2004
The policy-relevancy of impact assessment tools: Evaluating nine years of European research funding
Podhora, A., Helming, K., Adenäuer, L., Heckelei, T., Kautto, P., Reidsma, P., Rennings, K., Turnpenny, J. and Jansen, J.(2012):
"The policy-relevancy of impact assessment tools: Evaluating nine years of European research funding ", Environmental Science & Policy 31, p. 85-95
Modeling water allocating institutions based on Multiple Optimization Problems with Equilibrium Constraints
Britz, W., Ferris, M. and Kuhn, A. (2013):
"Modeling water allocating institutions based on Multiple Optimization Problems with Equilibrium Constraints ", Environmental Modelling & Software (in press)
Comparison of GHG-emissionindicators for dairy farms with respect to induced abatement costs, accuracy and feasibility
Lengers, B., Britz, W. and Holm-Müller, K. (2013):
"Comparison of GHG-emissionindicators for dairy farms with respect to induced abatement costs, accuracy and feasibility", Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
Farm Type Effects of an EU-wide Direct Payment Harmonisation
Gocht, A., Britz, W., Ciaian, P. and Gomez y Paloma, S. (2013):
"Farm Type Effects of an EU-wide Direct Payment Harmonisation", Journal of Agricultural Economics 64(1), p. 1-32
Policy reform and agricultural land abandonment in the EU, Land Use Policy
Renwick, A., Jansson, T., Verburg, P. H., Revoredo-Giha, C., Britz, W., Gocht, A. and McCracken, D.(2013):
"Policy reform and agricultural land abandonment in the EU", Land Use Policy 30(1), p. 446-457