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“To improve the impact assessment of agricultural policy in the EU-25.”

The problem

The CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact assessment) modelling system is used to assess the impacts of agricultural policy within the European Union (EU). However, the eastward expansion of the EU, along with the challenges posed by climate change, limited energy resources and rural employment, mean that the CAPRI modelling system is in need of updating and expansion.

CAPRI‑DynaSpat  Predicting the impacts of agricultural policy, dynamically and spatially


CAPRI-DynaSpat will build upon the existing CAPRI modelling system to provide an improved tool, including the dynamic and spatial dimensions, for assessing policy impacts in the EU-25.

The project will:

  • Regularly update the CAPRI database and carry out reference runs
  • Improve the model’s economic core with the addition of a dynamic market module
  • Develop an employment module
  • Develop indicators for agricultural energy use and a model for greenhouse gas emissions
  • Develop a GIS (geographic information systems) link for spatial analysis of the CAPRI database
  • Fully integrate Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic into the CAPRI network

Contribution to policy development:

CAPRI DynaSpat will provide:

  • A reliable tool for assessing the impact of CAP measures on a regional scale
  • An improved graphical interface for the CAPRI system
  • Improved simulation models for impacts of policy scenarios
  • Support for rational policy design in the future

Project deliverables

  • CAPRI database updates – May 2004, 2005, 2006
  • CAPRI-GIS link – March 2005
  • Incorporation of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic modules – March 2006
  • Energy use and landscape assessment indicators – March 2006, October 2006
  • Employment, energy and market modules – September 2006, March 2007


  • Website – June 2004
  • Project leaflet and newsletter – June 2004
  • Workshops – March and October 2005, 2006
  • CAPRI reference run publications – April 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Publications in scientific literature – March 2007

Technical information

Project acronym: CAPRI-DynaSpat
Project’s official full title: Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact Assessment – The Dynamic and Spatial Dimension
Research priority: 1.1. Agriculture
Specific webpage:
Proposal/contract no: 501981
Start date: 01/03/2004
Kick off meeting: Not available
Completion date: 28/02/2007
European Commission scientific officer: Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer (

Name: Institute for Agricultural Policy, University of Bonn
Abbreviated name: IAP
Address: Geschäftsführerin
Limpericher Str. 6
D-53225 Bonn
Country: Germany
Tel: +49 228 282 404
Fax: +49 228 284 796


Name: National University of Ireland, Galway
Abbreviated name: NUI
Country: Ireland

Name: Joint Research Centre, Ispra
Abbreviated name: JRC
Country: Italy

Name: Research Institute for Agricultural Economics, Prague
Abbreviated name: VUZE
Country: Czech Republic

Name: Forschungsanstalt für Agrarwirtschaft und Landtechnik, Tänikon
Abbreviated name: FAT
Country: Switzerland

Name: EuroCare, Bonn
Abbreviated name: EuroCare
Country: Germany