30 July 2019
Agricology Field Day: Talking diverse pastures

Diverse pastures: win-win for livestock health, wildlife and your pocket!

14 August 2019
Agricology Field Day: IPM and biological control

. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biological Control - Norfolk



19 July 2019
Roger Kerr joins ORC Council

Changes to our Council of Management

28 June 2019
The Summer Bulletin No.128 is out!

Spring issue now available for free download



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

ORC submits evidence on CAP Greening to EFRA Select Committee

Category: News
28 November 2011

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee inquiry into the impacts of the proposed Greening element of the direct payments, has also been taking oral evidence in November. Our evidence, and other written evidence received, has been published. The results of the Inquiry, will be published in due course.

In the meantime, ORC has updated its CAP Reform webpage, with a new section providing details of ORC activities on the issue. This includes links to a review that ORC produced in 2010 for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation of the European and other OECD experiences with agri-environment schemes in the context of developing schemes that pay producers for ecosystem services and public goods, which has been published as: Lampkin, N. (2011) Relevance of OECD agri-environmental measures for PES. In: Ottaviani, D. & Scialabba, N el-H (eds.) Payments for Ecosystem Services and Food Security (External PDF 11.2MB). Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome. pp.45-67. Drawing on this work, ORC has prepared a summary (PDF 472KB) of the history of CAP and some of the key issues in the reform process from the perspective of the organic sector, which was presented to an IFOAM event on “Government Policies for the Promotion of Organic Agriculture with a Focus on the Asian Pacific Region” as part of the IFOAM World Congress in South Korea in September 2011.

Keywords: CAP reform organic farming agri-environment policy public goods payment ecosystem services

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