High Nature Value (HNV) - Farming profitability

How to make HNV farming more profitable without losing the HNV characteristics?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.
Get all the information at a glance in the High Nature Value Farming factsheet.

Tasks:

  • Clarifying the main socio-economic threats to the continued existence of HNV farming and the main opportunities. Use examples to illustrate these threats and opportunities.
  • Identifying research/examples of methods/projects that result in economically viable or improved HNV farming systems (for example: use of specific machinery, alternative crops and livestock species, developing special products , small scale food processing facilities, innovative marketing, new business models, diversification into non-agricultural activities, etc.).
  • Listing fail factors that limit the scope for new economic activity by farmers in HNV areas and summarise how to address these factors.
  • Exploring the role of innovation and knowledge transfer in supporting the socio-economic viability and sustainability of HNV farming.

Results:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Beaufoy, Guy
Expert from NGO

United Kingdom

d' Orey Manoel, Pedro
Farmer; expert from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Portugal

Herzon, Iryna
Farmer; expert from NGO; scientist

Finland

Jitea, Ionel-Mugurel

Scientist

Romania

Keenleyside, Clunie

 

United Kingdom

Külvet, Airi

Farmer; farm adviser; expert from agriculture organisation, industry or manufacturing

Estonia

Luick, Rainer

Farmer; expert from NGO; scientist

Germany

MackenWalsh, Aine
Expert from agriculture organisation, industry or manufacturing; scientist

Ireland

McCann, Katrin
Farm adviser

Sweden

McGurn, Patrick
Farmer; farm adviser; other

Ireland

Peneva, Maryia
Scientist

Bulgaria

Pietx, Jordi
Expert from NGO

Spain

Plassmann, Miroslava

Expert from NGO

Slovakia

Popa, Razvan

Farm adviser; expert from NGO

Romania

Poux, Xavier

Expert from NGO; scientist

France

Röder, Norbert

Farmer; scientist

Germany

Salguero, Concha

Expert from NGO

Spain

Sannen, Kurt

Farmer

Belgium

Todorovic, Sonja
Expert from NGO

Croatia

Triosrio, Antonella

Scientist

Italy

Facilitation team
Redman, Mark
Coordinating expert Romania
Didicescu, Sergiu
Task manager Romania

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