Preparing the assessment of High Nature Value Farming in Rural Development Programmes 2014-20: Practices and solutions

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The Good Practice Workshop co-organised by The Evaluation Helpdesk, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)Preparing the assessment of High Nature Value Farming in Rural Development Programmes 2014-2020  June 7-8, 2016 Bonn, Germany.

Thematic Focus

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of useful practices in identifying and monitoring the extent and quality of HNV farmland.  This includes

  • Stocktaking of the methodologies used by Member States to identify HNV farming (extent and condition).
  • Exploring the systems in place for monitoring HNV farming in the Member States: What systems are in place?  How often is the monitoring done? What kind of data is used? 
  • Identifying advanced methods to assess HNV farming. What criteria indicate an advanced method? What needs to be in place to apply advanced methods for the assessment of HNV farming consistently?

Background documents:


Read the Summary Report!

Further Reading:

  • Oppermann, R., Beaufoy, G., Jones, G. (Eds). 2012. High Nature Value Farming in Europe. 35 European countries – experiences and perspectives. Verlag Regionalkultur, Ubstadt-Weiher, Germany. 
  • Brunbjerg, A.K., Bladt, J., Brink, M., Fredshavn, J., Mikkelsen, P., Moeslund, J., Nygaard, B., Skov, F., Ejrnæs, R. 2015. Development and implementation of a high nature value (HNV) farming indicator for Denmark. Ecological Indicators, 61, 274-281.  


HNV Good Practice Workshop - Bonn, Germany