Agriculture and rural development

Good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC)

Good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC)

Glossary
Good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC)

Farmers are obliged to maintain their land in ʽgood agricultural and environmental conditionʼ. This concept includes the following: the protection of soil against erosion, the maintenance of soil organic matter and soil structure, and the safe-guarding of landscape features. It is the member states - not the European Union - which decide the exact specification of these parameters.