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The evaluation of national projects and coordination projects focuses on the national projects financed by the rural development program in mainland Finland 2007-2013 and 2014-2020.

The Ministry of Forestry ordered the evaluation, which was carried out by a consortium who evaluated national projects, project management, and co-ordination projects. Furthermore, a network analysis was conducted.

This report was prepared in accordance with the Division of Labour.

The aim of the research was to compare fauna of ground beetles and rove beetles in differently managed agricultural fields; to clarify differences in the number of species and individuals in conventional and organic farming systems, focusing attention on species with significant indicative role. The main task of this study was to get statistically valid evidence for effect of farming system on species composition of ground beetles and rove beetles.

The study analyses the changes of soil agrochemical properties during the time between 2009 and 2016 (period I - 123 936 ha, period II - 86 440 ha) and indicators of soil agrochemical properties in four beneficiaries of support measure groups in the period 2014-2016.

The assessment of the effectiveness of environmental measures of the Mainland Finland RDP was first conducted in 2017 and will be repeated in 2019. The evaluation examined the extent to which the RDP has supported the implementation of measures promoting biodiversity and landscape, good quality of water and soil, as well as climate change mitigation. The evaluation was mainly based on monitoring information provided by the Agency for Rural Affairs (PA). 

The national evaluation system has been built on the common principles, which were detailed at the EU level. The assessment of the Mainland Finland performance was made in relation to the target values set for the measures. This interpretation was supplemented, as far as possible, by existing research data, opening up  the wider environmental impact of the RDP measures

The assessment of the effectiveness of environmental measures of the Mainland Finland RDP was first conducted in 2017 and will be repeated in 2019. The evaluation examined the extent to which the RDP has supported the implementation of measures promoting biodiversity and landscape, good quality of water and soil, as well as climate change mitigation. The evaluation was mainly based on monitoring information provided by the Agency for Rural Affairs (PA). 

The national evaluation system has been built on the common principles, which were detailed at the EU level. The assessment of the Mainland Finland performance was made in relation to the target values set for the measures. This interpretation was supplemented, as far as possible, by existing research data, opening up the wider environmental impact of the RDP measures.

This evaluation report examines how the rural network and its activities are coordinated. The Network Services Unit has succeeded in achieving its performance targets for 2015 and 2016.

The report also presents development proposals based on evaluation findings.

The evaluation of the rural network has been carried out in the summer of 2017

The evaluation aims to obtaining an economic assessment of the activities and development opportunities for small and medium sized farms in Latvia, including direct payments and RDP contributions. It provides the analyis of the support conditions in the RDP measures and proposals for the development of these farms.

The performance assessment focused on the impact of the Mainland Finland RDP on the development of competitiveness of the agricultural sector. The main RDP tools for improving competitiveness are the measures relating to training and information, Farm Advisory Services, investments, development of farms and businesses, basic services, and village development. The evaluation looked at the development of the structure of the Finnish agriculture, assessed short supply chains and the economic status of the producers, and the productivity of agricultural enterprises was analysed.

The evaluation was based on existing monitoring and statistical data. The evaluation will be repeated in 2019, when the quantitative assessment will aim to identify the net impacts of the RDP, distinguishing them from the changes in the operating environment.

This report presents the assessment of the implementation, results and preliminary impacts of the Farm Advisory Services of Mainland Finland RDP 2014-2020. The evaluation summary includes the most important findings, conclusions and recommendations.