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Lessons learned from a 13-country experiment on agri-environment public goods- CONSOLE

Lessons learned from a 13-country experiment on agri-environment public goods- CONSOLE

On May 11, 2022, from the University of Leeds and iCASP organized the roadshow as part of the CONSOLE project.

The event took place at Hebden Bridge in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, England. The Roadshow aimed to inform participants about the CONSOLE project and to present the results of surveys conducted among landowners, stakeholders in the 13 countries.

Figure1: Dr Emmanouil Tyllianakis presenting the13-country result
Figure1: Dr Emmanouil Tyllianakis presenting the13-country result

The meeting discussed the increased adoption of results-based agri-environmental schemes and advocated for farmers to enroll in short-term contracts with adequate (higher) payments than other agri-environmental contracts, with simple contract requirements and with the support of independent consultants and organizations as a means to achieve this goal.

Figure 2: Dr Emmanouil Tyllianakis facilitating discussion regarding contract solutions examined in CONSOLE
Figure 2: Dr Emmanouil Tyllianakis facilitating discussion regarding contract solutions examined in CONSOLE

Conclusions

The Roadshow aimed to inform participants about the CONSOLE project and to present the results of surveys conducted among landowners, stakeholders in the 13 countries. Case studies were presented, such as: the humus-Program of the Ökoregion Kaindorf, Austria and the delivering multiple environmental benefits in the south Pennines, United Kingdom. In addition, views were shared on how value chain and collective implementation contracts seem more feasible for this group (participants were members of the CONSOLE UK1 case study from WP2). 

Figure3: Prof. Guy Ziv facilitating discussion regarding opportunities and barriers to implementation of suggested agri-environment contracts
Figure3: Prof. Guy Ziv facilitating discussion regarding opportunities and barriers to implementation of suggested agri-environment contracts

Participants also stated that the short duration of contracts and the opportunity to receive advice and support during the application and implementation phases are critical to the success of a contract and would influence the choice of contract. In addition, participants expressed a strong interest in attracting private/commercial funding, but it seems to be difficult to obtain or find partners interested in investing in such initiatives.

Synthesis of opinions to implement suggested contract solutions and lessons learned

D3.3 Synthesis of opinions to implement suggested contract solutions and lessons learned

Author/ s: Hamunen, K., Haltia, E., Kurttila, M., Leppänen, J., Tarvainen, O., Viitala, E-

Filiation: LUKE

Contributors: Andreoli, M., Bartolini, F., Bertolozzi, D., Berzina, I., Bradfield, T., Canaj, E., Cosgrove, M., D’Alberto, R., De Geromino, G., Dupraz, P., Eichhorn, T., Harmanny, K., Hennessy, T., Holden, J., Issanchou, A., Malak-Rawlikowska, A., Nikolov, D., Olivieri, M., Paillard, H., Runge, T., Schaller, L., Schulp, N., Tyllianakis, E., Viaggi, D., Vergamini, D.

Summary

Land managers could be offered diffrent types of contracts to increase provision of agri-environmental climate public goods (AECPGs). CONSOLE project has focus on four novel contrac solutions (result-based contracts, contract solutions fostering collective implementation, value chain-based contract solutions, and land tenure contracts). The aim of this deliverable is gather stakeholders’ views on potential challenges and solutions when implementing novel contract solutions.
According to the results of stakeholder workshops, land managers’ willingness to participate in different contracts types depends on how well the contract type is known. Therefore, continuous information sharing on different types of contracts are important. It is important to raise both land managers’ and extension specialists’ awareness on AECPG provision and the possibilities to combine provision with existing production. Possibilities of hybrid solutions (i.e., combinations of more than one contract type) and participation of private sector need to be studied and developed further.
In result-based contracts sufficient economic compensation is the basic prerequisite for increasing their uptake. Land managers need to have a clear picture of the economic consequences of the contract. Risk of not achieving the result could be reduced with gradual compensation payments and partial pre- remuneration. Defining suitable, science-based monitoring indicators that land managers can influence, and that are easy to monitor, is important. In an ideal situation, the same indicators could be used to measure different agri- environmental benefits (e.g., biodiversity, water, carbon). Self-monitoring could increase land managers’ motivation for result-based contracts.
To increase the uptake of collective contracts, it is important to ensure fair and transparent distribution of compensation between participating land managers. Collective contracts often need a leader or intermediary to gather the land managers together. The private sector has huge potential especially in value chain contracts. To increase the uptake of value chain contracts, there is a need to investigate existing and potential chains, support private organisations to engage, and define fair distribution of benefits, responsibilities, and risks. One of the main issues in land tenure contracts is the lack of available land for rent.
Moreover, stakeholders were concerned about too strong a power of the landowner that reduces tenants’ willingness to participate.

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Anforderungen an die Landwirtschaft im Bereich der Biodiversität - Welchen Beitrag können private Mittel leisten?

Anforderungen an die Landwirtschaft im Bereich der Biodiversität – Welchen Beitrag können private Mittel leisten?

Anforderungen an die Landwirtschaft im Bereich der Biodiversität – Welchen Beitrag können private Mittel leisten?

Date 🗓️

29/06/22 – 10:00 – 16:30 pm

Location 📍

Salzburg, Hotel Heffterhof

Organizer 🙎‍♀️

Netzwerk Zukunftsraum Land; LKÖ

Participating CONSOLE Partner(s) 💡

BOKU

Link to the original web page of the event 📎

https://www.zukunftsraumland.at/veranstaltungen/9723

Workshop on legal aspects of value chain contracts aiming to foster the provision of environmental benefits by farmers

Workshop on legal aspects of value chain contracts aiming to foster the provision of environmental benefits by farmers

Workshop on legal aspects of value chain contracts aiming to foster the provision of environmental benefits by farmers

Date 🗓️

30/05/2022 – 09:30 am- 11:30 pm 

Location 📍

Online

Organizer 🙎‍♀️

Thünen-Institut

Participating CONSOLE Partner(s) 💡

Link to the original web page of the event 📎

https://thuenen.webex.com/thuenen/j.php?MTID=m7c49ee0adfed853c63d354d99ffe60ae

Contract Solutions for Agri-Environmental Climate Policies

Contract Solutions for Agri-Environmental Climate Policies

Contract Solutions for Agri-Environmental Climate Policies 

Date 🗓️

20/06/2022 – 10:00 am- 3:00 pm 

Location 📍

Rožmalas, Nameju str. 2, Ceraukste, Bauska county, Latvia, LV-3908

Organizer 🙎‍♀️

Union Farmer’s Parliament (ZSA)

Participating CONSOLE Partner(s) 💡

Union Farmer’s Parliament (ZSA)

Link to the original web page of the event 📎

https://zemniekusaeima.lv/

Presenting CONSOLE results in an instance discussing new contractual solutions

Presenting CONSOLE results in an instance discussing new contractual solutions

Presenting CONSOLE results in an instance discussing new contractual solutions 

Date 🗓️

16/06/2022 – 12:00 pm 

Location 📍

Angers

Organizer 🙎‍♀️

SOLENAT

Participating CONSOLE Partner(s) 💡

Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (INRAE)

Link to the original web page of the event 📎

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