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These non-binding Guidelines aim to examine the challenges in relation to the evaluation activities for the AIR in 2019 by:

  • Presenting practical approaches to estimate the RDP’s net contributions to the common CAP impact indicators and assess the progress in achieving the EU level objectives; 
  • Providing support for answering the common evaluation questions (CEQs) 22-30 and for reporting on evaluation findings to the European Commission in the AIRs submitted in 2019.

The Guidelines are structured in four parts (presented in three documents):

  • PART I (primarily for Managing Authorities): informs about the legal requirements and outlines how to report in 2019 on the CEQs 22-30. Part I contains references to other existing guidance. 
  • PART II (primarily for evaluators): offers methodological support for assessing the common impact indicators of Pilar II (sectoral, environmental and socio-economic impacts). This part explains each intervention logic, the use of additional evaluation elements, explains the data requirements, the units of assessment and guides the reader through choosing the most appropriate evaluation approaches for netting out the RDP’s contributions to the values of the CAP impact indicators. Furthermore, Part II also suggests approaches to assess RDP contributions towards achieving the EU 2020 strategy and innovation. 
  • PART III: contains the fiches for answering the CEQs 22–30.
  • PART IV: contains the technical annex including more detailed information on the approaches to assess the CAP impact indicators and the glossary of terms.

The report gives an overview of the measures related to Priorities 4 and 5 of the Estonian Rural Development Plan 2014-2020; The evaluation of the 'Animal Welfare' and Priority 2 'Stonewall' activities carried out.

The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the progress of the development plan in relation to its objectives, using results and, if necessary impact indicators; make suggestions for improvements of the development plan and thereby increase the quality of the implementation of grants.

  • The first chapter of the report provides an overview of the legal framework for evaluation, the implementation of measures, evaluation activities and evaluation notification.
  • The second chapter describes the agricultural land use of the area covered by area payments, including
    • separate nitrate sensitive area and land use of river basins.
  • The third chapter focuses on the details of the analysis of the measures.

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.

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 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 evaluation focuses on the Netherlands’ implementation of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 through sub-measures 16a and 16c, which are used through cooperation between parties in order to innovate and modernize the agricultural sector.

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.

This report has reflected a synthesis of the contents linked to the evaluation of the innovation potential of the RDP. For the evaluation of the innovation potential, the different elements that make up the measures programmed in the RDP have been analysed: objectives, requirements, selection criteria or even the amount of aid.