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Definition of a common European analytical framework for the development of local agri-environmental programmes for biodiversity and landscape conservation

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-31666
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,260,370 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,996,594 EUR
Scientific Officer: Sjur BAARDSEN
Research topic: 5.5. Sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas

Abstract:
The objective of the project is the definition of a common European analytical framework to develop local agri-environmental programmes. The project will identify the performances of different agricultural systems in relation to the conservation of biodiversity and landscape in seven different countries through identification and assessment of agriculture impacts over ecosystems environmental multifunctionality, using ecological and agri-environmental indicators at agri-ecosystem/farm levels. Based upon this information, a methodology will be developed to identify agri-environmental targets and measures (e.g. regulatory and/or economic tools), to stimulate the supply of environmental goods and services by farmers and to depress unsustainable agricultural practices. Pilot projects will assess the management feasibility of the analytical framework and tools proposed for agri-environmental measures by local farmers and administrators.


Coordinator
Elizabeth HOPKINS
IUCN - The World Conservation Union European Regional Office
Tilburg
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 135900347
Fax: +31 135900345
E-mail: office@iucn-ero.nl


Partners
  Karl/Olaf MANNSFELD/ BASTIAN
Saxon Academy of Sciences
Dresden
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 351 81416806
Fax: +49 351 81416820
E-mail: olaf.bastian@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
  Baukje VRIESWIJK
Wageningen University
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317482247
Fax: +31 317484292
E-mail: Dolf.degroot@algmeen.cmkw.wau.nl
  Andreas BOSSHARD
Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau
Frick
SWITZERLAND
Tel.: +41 62 865 72 55
Fax: +41 62 865 72 73
E-mail: andreas.bosshard@fibl.ch
  Pier Angelo MORI
Universita di Firenze Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Firenze
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0552710425
Fax: +39 0552710424
E-mail: pmori@cce.unifi.it; pacciani@cce.unifi.it
  Lembit NEI
Environmental Protection Institute of the Estonian Agricultural University
Tartu
ESTONIA
Tel.: +37 27427432
Fax: +37 27427432
E-mail: lembit@envinst.ee
  Zoltan KARACSONYI
Lajos Kossuth University
Debrecen
HUNGARY
Tel.: +36 52 512921
Fax: +36 52 512928
E-mail: karacsonyi@tigris.klte.hu
  Karin HAKELIUS
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 18671437
Fax: +46 18673556
E-mail: Ingrid.Ragnarsdotter@adm.slu.se