Diapositiva 1

Report
Recognizing the European Importance
of High Nature Value Farmlands
The case of Galati
17-18 April 2008
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Objectives of the workshop
a) illustrating at a local level, for the benefit of both policy makers
and farmers, what HNV farmland concept means on the ground
in Galati, and
b) drawing a series of lessons and questions for the currently
evolving policy framework in Romania and EC
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The workshop
Organizers:
 The European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
 WWF Danube Carpathian Programme Romania
Donor:
 The BBI Matra Programme of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture
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The Political Framework for
High Nature Value Farming
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The Political Framework
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Agreed in 1992, Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro,
Three main goals:
• The conservation of biodiversity;
• Sustainable use of the components of biodiversity; and
• Sharing the benefits arising from the commercial and other
utilisation of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way
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The Political Framework
Environment for Europe Conference, Kiev (2003)
European Environmental Ministers agreed the following targets:
By 2006, identify, using agreed criteria, all high nature value areas in
agricultural ecosystems in the pan European region
By 2008, a substantial proportion of these areas will be under biodiversitysensitive management by using appropriate mechanisms such as rural
development instruments, agri-environmental programs and organic
agriculture, to inter alia support their economic and ecological viability.
By 2008, financial subsidy and incentive schemes for agriculture in the
pan-European region will take the conservation and sustainable use of
biodiversity into consideration
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The Political Framework
European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (2007-2013)
Explicit request for member states to address the issues of:
• Biodiversity, and the preservation of high nature value
farming and forestry systems,
• Water,
• Climate change.
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The Political Framework
European Environment Agency and Joint Research Center
1st mapping exercise to identify HNV farming areas:
initially in the EU-15 Member States, and the results
published in 2004;
2nd mapping included 25+2 (Bulgaria and Romania); results
in 2006
DG Agri HNVF Indicator study
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