The approach used in this work is to use computer models of pollutant emissions from agricultural land and the effect of changes in land management to provide a complementary intermediate between result and impact indicators by forecasting the potential long-term impact of GLAS management interventions in advance of long-term environmental monitoring for impact detection. Computer models are used to quantify the proportion of the baseline total pollutant load that is managed by farms in scheme, that part which is potentially controllable by the selected management interventions, and the likely reduction in load on the assumption of best practice.
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The purpose of this study is to establish an integrated methodology for evaluating the impact of incentive schemes on climate change adaptation for biodiversity at a national, landscape and farm scale. This will consider; how the schemes are operated, how action is targeted, where options are located and whether option prescriptions suit. At the finer farm scale, the contribution of AE schemes to ecosystem based adaptation will also be evaluated.
The study evaluates the spatial distribution of different types of management under AE agreements nationally against a range of spatial datasets relevant to climate resilience and vulnerability, to understand whether existing agri-environment management options are ‘broadly in the right place’ for different adaptation priorities. The study then extends this approach to develop and test a methodology for identifying and evaluating adaptation at the farm level.
The study will result in a methodology that will be incorporated into future AE scheme monitoring and a national baseline dataset to compare future change.
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 part of the evaluation of the broadband investments financed through the rural development program and regional fund programs in Sweden.
The knowledge overview is made to lay the foundation for future evaluations of investments in broadband during the program period 2014-2020. In this program period, there is broadband support within both the rural development program and within three of the regional fund programs. It is important to evaluate these investments for several reasons: they are large investments, they are funded from two different European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI funds), and they have potentially large and important effects on rural development and regional growth.
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 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 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.
This Report illustrates the results of the evaluation of the 2014-2020 National Rural Network Program (RNN) for 2017, carried out in order to support the Administration in implementing and improving the Program.
This is the report of the ongoing evaluation of the Rural Network. The evaluators have observed, analysed and conducted a dialogue with actors in the Rural Network.
The evaluation points to how the work of setting goals and planning the business so that it becomes consistent, effective and efficient can contribute to the activities being selected and designed so that they contribute to the goals set.