About this initiative


The evaluation will cover all EU farm policy (CAP) measures that have an impact on knowledge exchange and advisory activities.

It will

  • focus on knowledge transfer, innovation and the provision of advice for farmers and foresters
  • assess whether the measures are effective, efficient, in line with EU legislation and relevant, and whether they add value

The evaluation will thus provide a basis for determining whether the CAP objective of ‘fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas’ has been achieved.

Agriculture and rural development
Type of act
Staff working document
Expert group


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
22 May 2019 - 19 June 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (6)

  • Anonymous (Belgium)
    19 June 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Anonymous (Belgium)

    OSEPI welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the evaluation of the CAP‘s impact on knowledge exchange and advisory activities and would like to suggest alternative approaches to existing policies and options for follow-up actions at EU level. OSEPI-EUI research shows the CAP could play an important role in fighting exploitation of migrant workers in the agricultural sector and promoting social inclusion in rural areas. As emphasized in the...

  • FarmTech Society ASBL (Belgium)
    19 June 2019 Business association
    FarmTech Society ASBL (Belgium)

    The Farm Tech Society (FTS) is a new international non-profit industry association based on existing expert networks, formed in late 2018 that unites and supports the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, seeking to strengthen the sector through the development and implementation of resilient and future proof methods and technologies for indoor growing. We welcome the evaluation on the impact of the CAP on knowledge exchange and...

  • Pesticide Action Network Europe (Belgium)
    19 June 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Pesticide Action Network Europe (Belgium)

    Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) welcomes this public consultation. PAN Europe fully agree with the proposals made by EEB. With a special focus on pesticides, PAN Europe regrets that the public consultation does not explicitly mention that it is mandatory for Member States to inform farmers about alternatives to pesticides and uptake of requirements in the EU Directive on Sustainable Use of Pesticides since 2015. As highlighted...

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Public consultation

Feedback: upcoming
Planned for
Fourth quarter 2020

Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Third quarter 2021

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