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For the purpose of computing this indicator, activity on field data collection on common bird species in agricultural habitats was undertaken.

The project consists of the following elements:

a) Implementation of field counting of birds

b) the entry of field data in the database of "Monitoring of Common Birds of Agricultural Habitats in Croatia"

c) drawing up a report on the results of the counting of common bird species for 2016.

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.

The purpose of this activity was to assess the availability of data for common context indicators from 31 to 45 and to evaluate weaknesses and disadvantages in data collection.

The Contractor has identified and suggested the appropriate steps to be taken to ensure future data availability.

The contracted service encompassed the calculation of the Farmland bird Index, i.e. the index of ‘common’ birds occurring in farmlands across Croatia. The Farmland Bird Index (FBI) is one of the major baseline indicators measuring and assessing the influence of agricultural policies and practices on both natural habitats and species in the EU. For the first time the FBI has been calculated for the Republic of Croatia and the year 2015 has been set as the reference year in which the FBI has by default been set to the value of 100.

For the purpose of computing this indicator, field data collection activity has been undertaken on common bird species in agricultural habitats.

The project consists of the following elements:

a) Implementation of field counting of birds

b) the entry of field data in the database of "Monitoring of Common Birds of Agricultural Habitats in Croatia"

c) drawing up a Report on the Results of Counting Common Birds for 2017.

This report encompasses the calculation of the Farmland bird Index, i.e. the index of ‘common’ birds occurring in farmlands across Croatia for the year of 2017. The Farmland Bird Index (FBI) is one of the major baseline indicators measuring and assessing the influence of agricultural policies and practices on both natural habitats and species in the EU. For the first time the FBI has

been calculated for the Republic of Croatia and the year 2015 has been set as the reference year in which the FBI has by default been set to the value of 100. The development of index is thus being compared to the year of 2015 as baseline year.

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.

This report charts innovation in Flemish agricultural and horticultural companies. In order to gain a better insight into improvements or innovations in the products, the processes, the organization or the marketing in Flemish agriculture and horticulture, a survey was organized among the participants in the Agricultural Monitoring Network. The results are presented and discussed in this report. This happened for the fourth time after previous surveys in 2007, 2012 and 2014.