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2019.07.04

The rapid development of new technologies will have a major impact on the new CAP

The rapid development of new technologies will have a major impact on the new CAP
On 17-19 June 2019, the kick off meeting of NIVA (New IACS Vision In Action) project, funded by the Horizon 2020 (H2020) and coordinated by the University of Wageningen from Netherlands, took place in the Hague (Netherlands) with the presence of all the partners and also with members of several Directorates General of the European Commission (EC), including DG AGRI, DG CNECT, DG DIGIT, DG CLIMA and JRC. The National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture in Lithuania is among the partners of the project consortium, formed by 9 Member States and represented by the paying agencies, ministries, private companies and research institutes: Lithuania, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Greece and Estonia.
 
The goal of NIVA project is the modernisation of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) – the instrument for CAP governance – through the efficient usage of newly available digital technologies and moving from control to prevention and monitoring, as well as promoting the exchange of information between the EC, the Member States and other actors involved. During the project duration reliable methodologies and harmonized data sets for monitoring agricultural performance will be created and will be available as open source tools even beyond the consortium in order to reduce the administrative burden for farmers, paying agencies and other stakeholders.
 
During the NIVA project duration (36 months), 12 months will be devoted to the realisation of pilots (demonstrated in three cycles: national, multi-national and pan-European) in a real environment. Each of the 9 Member States lead one of 9 use cases including a number of subcases, with the involvement of other partners, altogether constituting a completely new IACS vision that addresses the new challenges:
  • Greece / OPEKEPE: Earth Observation Monitoring and Traffic Lights
  • France / ASP: Agri-environmental monitoring
  • Estonia / ARIB: Farm performance
  • Lithuania / NPA: Prefilled applications
  • Spain / FEGA&TRAGSA: Farm Registry
  • Netherlands / RVO: Machinery Data
  • Denmark / DAA: LPIS Update & Change detection
  • Italy / AGEA: Seamless Claim
The ongoing operationalisation of the Copernicus satellite programme and the use of Earth Observation data for many aspects in agriculture is a very prominent innovation with unprecedented impact on the monitoring of agricultural land. In addition, the market availability of new tools and technologies and the increased interoperability between different ‘sub’ systems, like open data, farm management and information systems, telemetry on farm machinery and local sensors provide additional incentives to modernise governance of the CAP.
 
It is expected that the results of NIVA project will have a strong impact on the design of a simpler, more transparent and effective future CAP.
 
Last updated: 2019-07-08 09:52