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This brochure presents the main field results of the past programming period, reflects on the opinions of the presidents of Boerenbond and Natuurpunt and examines how the cooperation between farmers, Flemish Land Agency, business planners and other partners works.

To estimate the effectiveness of management agreements on breeding bird populations in the agricultural area, the Flemish Research Institute of Nature and Forest designed in 2010 a monitoring network of 14 areas spread across Flanders. Territorial mapping is used to determine whether the population trend of field birds is more positive in areas without management measures. It was examined whether the trends obtained can be explained by the surface area of management agreements.  

In the second half of 2018, an evaluation was conducted to assess the achievement of the Flemish NRN towards its four objectives.
 

The objective of this study was to map the use of PAT in Flemish agricultural businesses. In the framework of the Flemish year of agricultural data, questions on the use of PAT’s were sent out to participants of the Farm Accountancy Data Network.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, in collaboration with the Flemish Land Agency, has launched a large-scale survey among Flemish farmers concerning agri-environmental climate measures (AMKM). This initial report provides insights into the motivations of farmers choices of whether or not they opt for agri-environmental and climate measures.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, in collaboration with the Flemish Land Agency, has launched a large-scale survey among Flemish farmers concerning agri-environmental climate measures (AMKM). This initial report provides insights into the motivations of farmers choices of whether or not they opt for agri-environmental and climate measures.

This report is the internal evaluation of the Flemish Nation Rural Network for 2017, which compares the objectives with the achievements. The overarching themes in the evaluation are: organisation, communication and transnational support. In addition, the report also briefly explains what the Flemish EIP Network did in 2017.

This report focuses on ecosystem services and the benefits that people and society receive from nature in the form of goods and services, from food, drinking water and wood to climate regulation to recreation. Agriculture makes a positive contribution to various ecosystem services, but there are also negative effects of agriculture on ecosystem services.

The Rural Development Program 2014-2020 (PDPO III) focuses on improving the state of ecosystem services through various measures. The largest number of measures responds to biodiversity, regulation of water quality, preservation of soil fertility, regulation of the global climate and regulation of erosion risk.

In this report a screening of the agri-environment and climate measures of six European countries or regions: the Netherlands, Wallonia (Belgium), Lower Saxony (Germany), Nord-Pas de Calais (France), Scotland (United Kingdom) and Denmark. The rural development programme available is used for each Member State as a basis. Measures that pursue purely nature objectives are not taken into consideration.

This study calculates the effect of the measures investment aid and takeover aid on a number of economic parameters of the supported companies. The investment support is broken down by focus area.

The analysis shows that both takeover aid and investment aid to promote competitiveness have a positive effect on the gross added value of companies. The aid for emissions reduction investments has a negative effect on this parameter, but without this investment aid, this effect would be even more negative, or investments would not happen. Nevertheless, these investments are necessary to remain competitive and to ensure the viability of Flemish companies.

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