1. Scenar 2020-II – Update of scenario study on agriculture and the rural world, final report December 2009
The objective of the Scenar 2020-II study was to refine and improve the identification of major future trends and driving factors – and the perspectives and challenges resulting from them – provided by the initial Scenar 2020 study (December 2006) on the future of European agriculture and the rural world.
2.Studies and Reports on Agriculture
The purpose of the studies included in this site is to explore the relationship generally between agricultural sectors and practices and the environment.
The first group of studies were launched in 1998 against the background of the Commission's Agenda 2000 proposals. These proposals which formed the basis for the Council agreement on Agenda 2000, provided a series of environmental openings including the establishment of environmental protection requirements and various measures within Rural Development Plans.
Read more… /environment/agriculture/studies.htm
3.Sustainable land and water management
Nestlé, responding to the drought and need for enhanced water conservation, accelerated water use reduction projects and initiatives at the Mossel Bay factory, Mossel Bay area, South Africa. The water saving project at the Nestlé factory, which is supplied by the municipality, reduced its water consumption by approximately 50% in 2010 compared to 2009 values.
Read more: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/biodiversity/business/assets/pdf/resources-center/B&B_Mossel_Case_Driving_resource_conservation_and_saving_precious_water.pdf