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RECAP holds in Serbia its sixth consortium meeting


Feeding more than 7,000 million people in the world (Woldmeter) has become a challenging task for the governments of the world, trying to increase the productivity of agricultural spaces.

However, the increase in agricultural activity has caused several damages to the environment.

The European Union is aware of this fact, and has promoted a project that seeks increased productio

RECAP holds in Serbia its sixth consortium meeting

RECAP holds in Serbia its sixth consortium meeting

n through sustainable and economically viable solutions through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU farmers must comply with cross compliance rules, regulations and legislative obligations to receive payments. Failure by farmers to comply with the rules can lead to the reduction or even the cancellation of their agricultural aid and rural development payments.

In this circumstance, the CONSOLE sister project RE.CAP was born, which aims to develop improved remote monitoring of CAP obligations and complementing the inspection procedures in the field, eliminating several of the affected loads.

In addition, RE.CAP will offer farmers a tool that will help them comply with the regulations imposed by the CAP, personalized information to simplify the interpretation of complex regulations and early alerts on possible non-conformities. RETRIEVE agricultural consultants to access the data available on the platform, subject to security and privacy policies, and develop their own services within the platform using design tools, libraries and communication with the database under an open approach.

Therefore, RE.CAP increases the efficiency and transparency of the procedures of public authorities when implementing CAP. It offers personalized services to farmers for better compliance with CC standards and enables the development of new value-added services by agricultural consultants through the combination of remote satellite sensors and user-generated data on one platform.

Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme


What is iCASP?

ICASP’s (Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme)  partners make it an ambitious and exciting program to generate benefits for Yorkshire by applying environmental science to the challenges of the watershed.

It is a 5-year program, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, whose objective is:

  • Generate over £ 50 million in benefits for the Yorkshire economy by influencing investments, identifying cost savings and creating new products and jobs
  • Create a network of experts in watershed management
  • Inform policies and strategies
  • Produce materials that help environmental science to be used by professionals.

This case study focuses on the Yorkshire Ouse drainage basin, home to 6.7% of the UK population, 30% of the Northern Powerhouse region, including 10 metropolitan municipalities, and covers one third of the North of England. It contains the basins of the following rivers: Aire, Calder, Derwent, Don, Nidd, Ouse, Swale, Ure, Wharfe.

Why this geographical area?

This catchment area faces complex and costly challenges: floods and droughts, soil and water degradation, loss of productive agricultural land, and important ecosystems.

In addition, there are also high levels of regional investment, in cities like Leeds with the development of the South Bank and a new flood relief scheme, and in natural flood management and peatland restoration programs in highland areas.

These types of programs provide opportunities to use existing environmental science to address the specific knowledge needs and to use a better return on investment. We are confident that we can help deliver multiple benefits by working with basin-wide associations that adopt an integrated approach to water and land management.

Now, you can visit the iCASP webpage by clicking here.