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The Burren Farming for Conservation Programme (BFCP) is an agri-environment type programme to conserve and support the heritage, environment and communities of the Burren in the west of Ireland. It began in 2010, building directly on the experience of the highly successful and innovative BurrenLIFE Project (2005-2010). The Irish Department ... read more
A number of agri-environment cooperatives in the Netherlands (Agrarische Natuurvereniging (ANV) - including farmers, citizens, and conservation volunteers) have continued to operate a form of result-based meadow bird agreement since the previous scheme under EAFRD was discontinued in 2004 (see Meadow Bird Agreements (2000-2006) – the Netherlands). These private ‘schemes’ ... read more
The PAULa agri-environment schemes ‘Kennartenprogramme’ in the German region of Rheinland-Pfalz (western/south western Germany) include two results-based schemes for species-rich grassland based on the occurrence of at least 4 or 8 key species. These two schemes were developed as an alternative to the management-based agri-environment schemes. There is increasing interest ... read more
The MEKA programme B4 - species rich grassland - is a sub-programme of the agri-environment programme in the German region of Baden-Württemberg (Southwest Germany). It offers a payment to farmers who manage species rich grassland containing at least 4 key plant indicator species. It is a very successful programme and ... read more

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