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Evaluation of Cross Compliance - DO101

The purpose of the research is to carry out an evaluation of the Cross Compliance programme including both Statutory Management Requirements (SMR) and Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) standards.
The specific aims of the project are to provide an assessment of the effectiveness of cross compliance conditions in England in meeting their objectives to:

- identify the nature and magnitude of the costs imposed on farmers and any others in meeting cross compliance conditions
- assess value for money, effectiveness of the measures given the EU Regulatory framework and to recommend any areas for improvement where either environmental enhancements can be delivered without additional compliance costs or where the same level of environmental benefit can be achieved with a lower cost of compliance
- identify any unintended consequences, either detrimental or beneficial, of the cross compliance conditions, making recommendations for actions that will counter the former or reinforce the latter; and to evaluate the behavioural change of farmers and land managers since the introduction of cross compliance.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £79,938
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)              
Economic Research              
Environmental monitoring