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Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

In the framework of its research activities and the support it provides in policy-making, INRA is launching a cycle of internal seminars beginning in September 2017 on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Each seminar is focused on a specific theme related to the CAP and its evolution in the context of the CAP after 2020. It reviews related scientific knowledge with presentations by researchers from INRA and partner academic institutes. The purpose is to identify top-priority research needs and glean useful insight which can support policy-making.

To this end, a summary of each seminar will be published.

This blog covers this cycle of seminars and, more broadly, INRA research on the CAP and its future. Available on the blog are all seminar-related documents and other material, which can be used to understand and analyse the challenges, objectives and instruments of Europe’s first common policy project : the CAP.

 

In a short video, INRA CEO Philippe Mauguin presents the cycle of seminars and more generally, the objectives of INRA research on the CAP. We also provide the INRA contribution to the European Commission consultation on modernising and simplifying the CAP (May 2017). This contribution defines five priorities for the (next) CAP. These five priorities will be presented and discussed in the cycle of seminars.

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Cap seminar 2: Summary of discussions

 
 
Published on 02/17/2018

A summary of discussions was written by Hervé Guyomard (INRA Bretagne-Normandie and Paris, the Scientific Directorate for Agriculture) and Cécile Detang-Dessendre (INRA Dijon-Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Paris, the SAE2 Division and the Scientific Directorate for Agriculture).

Cap seminar 2 : Summary of discussions

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Mobilising financial instruments in agriculture: a presentation of FINAGRI Chair research

 
 
Published on 02/16/2018

The FINAGRI research chair was created in early 2016.It is administered by the IAE Paris Business School and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The Chair is financed by Avril and InVivo.

Its purpose is to develop research aimed at developing the financing of investments and changes in agricultural practices to improve the economic and environmental outcomes of farms in mainland France. This approach relies on markets and financial instruments, and on the use of the...

Do Pillar I CAP green payments encourage the adoption of practices which reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture?

 
 
Published on 02/16/2018

Greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector represent 9.8% of total emissions in the European Union, and 17.8% of emissions in France.

A 2013 INRA study identified 26 technical solutions capable of reducing these emissions. The study also calculated a potential reduction by the year 2030 and assessed the cost per equivalent tonne of CO2.

At the request of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament, an additional study was conducted to assess the degr...

Low crop protection product use certificates (CEPPs): background, implementation and opportunities

 
 
Published on 02/16/2018

A part of the agriculture ministry’s Ecophyto II Plan, low crop protection product use certificates (CEPPs) are a participatory learning tool aimed at helping to reduce the use and impact of crop protection products by informing farmers about innovative products in the plant protection industry.

The initiative is based on action plans presenting practices and systems which help reduce the use and impact of crop protection products and quantifies average effects. Participants earn certificate...

Area of Innovation presentation: “The financing of environmental services provided by agriculture and forests”

 
 
Published on 02/15/2018

Within the framework of INRA’s Partnership, Transfer and Innovation (PTI) directorate, the SAE2 (social sciences) Division at the end of 2015 was assigned the Area of Innovation “The financing of environmental services provided by agriculture and forests”. The goal of the Area of Innovation is to compare the in-house research offer with the specific demands of (private and public) partners in order to identify innovative payment systems based on what agricultural and forestry activities...