Published Friday, 16 May 2014
New report: High Nature Value Farming in the EU
Member States need to make the most of the opportunities under the new Common Agricultural Policy if the declines in HNV farming, critical for meeting our 2020 biodiversity targets, are to be halted. This is the finding of a new report for the European Commission, which has gathered evidence from Member States on the issues facing HNV farming systems.
The report highlights the need to make the continuation of HNV farming an economically rational choice in the face of pressures of abandonment, intensification and afforestation and proposes ways in which this can be achieved.