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Title: What EU policy framework do we need to sustain High Nature Value (HNV) farming and biodiversity? Policy Paper prepared in the framework of HNV-Link (project funded by the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 696391)
Authors: Gouriveau, F.
Beaufoy, G.
Moran, J.
Poux, X.
Herzon, I.
Ferraz-de-Oliveira, MI.
Gaki, D.
Gaspart, N.
Genevet, E.
Goussios, D.
Herrera, PM.
Jitea, M.
Johansson, L.
Jones, G.
Kazakova, Y.
Lyszczarz, D.
McCann, K.
Priac, A.
Puig de Morales, M.
Rodriguez, G.
Roglić, M.
Stefanova, V
Zinssta, G.
Issue Date: Mar-2019
Citation: Gouriveau, F.; Beaufoy, G.; Moran, J.; Poux, X.; Herzon, I.; Ferraz de Oliveira, M.I.; Gaki, D.; Gaspart, M.; Genevet, E.; Goussios, D.; et al. What EU Policy Framework Do We Need to Sustain High Nature Value (HNV) Farming and Biodiversity? Policy Paper Prepared in the Framework of HNV–Link, 2019 (Project Funded by the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 696391). Available online:‐Link_Policy‐Brief_v2019‐3‐25.pdf
Abstract: This policy paper builds upon the work carried out in the framework of HNV-Link (H2020 Project, 2016-2019,, a thematic multi-actor network on High Nature Value (HNV) Farming involving 13 partners from 10 European countries. The goal of this network is to support HNV farming systems by inspiring and sharing innovations/practices that improve their socio-economic viability while preserving their ecological value and the public services they provide. HNV-Link informs policymakers and authorities at the European and national levels of the main policy stakes around HNV farming, and to recommend adjustments of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other policies in order to adequately support HNV farming, the territories in which they are embedded, and the communities that depend on them. In Europe, farmers operate within a complex and constraining environment and policy/regulatory framework, including income support and rural development measures of the CAP, but also the numerous regulations related to agriculture, food hygiene/safety, animal health/welfare, environment protection, and climate change. This framework can provide farms with incentives or on the contrary, hinder their development, and it has consequently a major influence on their economic viability and the survival of the communities depending on farming. This institutional framework was designed to deal mainly with the problems that intensive farms face. Far less weight has been placed on designing and implementing policies adapted to the needs of HNV farms, i.e. those low-intensity farms which rely on and safeguard a rich biodiversity and associated ecosystem services made up of a variety of habitats and landscapes elements. Hence, there is a need for a creative yet thoughtful design and implementation of adapted policy measures.
URI: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35978.62402
Type: report
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