Lithuania is ready to implement the area monitoring system | Lithuania is ready to implement the area monitoring system
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2020.03.04

Lithuania is ready to implement the area monitoring system

Lithuania is ready to implement the area monitoring system
A delegation from the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (EC DG AGRI) has recently visited Vilnius and met the representatives of the National Paying Agency (NPA) and the Ministry of Agriculture. During the meeting, the NPA presented the work done on implementation of the area monitoring information system in Lithuania. The new system in our country will be operational in a few years.
 
Lithuania is among the first countries in the European Union (EU) to take the initiative and monitor the agrarian status of fields with the help of satellite imagery. The NPA is in the second year of preparation for the implementation of the Automatic Field Monitoring Information System. The new monitoring system is expected to become fully operational in Lithuania by 2022. The EU legislation requires this system to be implemented in all EU countries.
 
The main advantages of the field monitoring system – it will reduce not only the costs of control incurred by the NPA, but also the administrative burden on farmers. In addition, this new system will open up the data used in the EU and Lithuanian assistance’ administration and control processes, which will ensure full transparency of decision-making. The obtained data will be used to effectively manage the farm and, most importantly, will give farmers the opportunity to correct non-compliances (they will be informed about the identified non-compliances in advance) and thus the number of sanctions will be reduced.
 
Last updated: 2020-03-04 10:43