OECD Workshop on Evaluation of Agri-Environmental Policies, Braunschweig, Germany,
20-22 June, 2011
Governments are devoting more awareness and effort to monitoring and evaluating their agri-environmental policies. They aim to improve their performance through establishing evidence-based policy-making, management and accountability, which will help to improve the design and implementation of policies.
This workshop will assist policy makers in their efforts to improve understanding of the environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency of policies. It will evaluate measures that improve agriculture’s environmental performance, including incentives for farmers to deliver public goods such as farmland biodiversity.
In particular, the workshop will consider two questions:
- Have agri-environmental and agricultural (cross compliance) policies and environmental regulations succeeded in meeting environmental objectives for agriculture in OECD countries (and selected non-OECD countries)?
- What is the role for governments in encouraging farmers to deliver environmental public goods?
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Final Agenda (PDF)
Workshop Papers and Powerpoint Presentations
Session 1: SETTING THE SCENE: KEY POLICY ISSUES
- Welcome by Prof. Folkhard ISERMEYER
President of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute.
- Overview of Workshop
Environmental Policies Division, OECD.
- Keynote Address
Evaluating Policies for Delivering Agri-Environmental Public Goods
- Leo MAIER
Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit Evaluation of Measures Applicable to Agriculture, European Commission, DG AGRI, Brussels.
- Marca WEINBERG
Associate Director of the Resource and Rural Economics Division.
ERS, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.
Session 2: EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMES: SOME ISSUES
- Design and Implementation of Agri-environmental Policy Mechanisms – Are Guidelines Feasible?Clunie KEENLEYSIDE, Ben ALLEN, Kaley HART and David BALDOCK
Institute of European Environmental Policy, London
- Evidence Based Agri-environmental Policies - Can Institutionalised Evaluation Procedures Provide Useful Input? The Swedish Experience
Sören HÖJGARD and Ewa RABINOWICZ
Department of Economics, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences and Agri-Food Economics Centre, Uppsala, Sweden.
- Εvaluating US Agri-environmental Payment Programmes: Some Thoughts on Objectives, Payments and Additionality.
Agricultural economist in the Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch,
ERS, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.
- Ian HODGE
Professor, Head of Department, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK.
Session 3a: EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PAYMENTS
- Cost-effective Incentives for Farmers to Deliver Public Goods
Policy Co-ordinator, Department for the Common Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Hague.
Evaluation of Agri-environmental Measures in Switzerland – Results and Impacts of Agricultural Policy Reform
Federal Office for Agriculture, Planning and Evaluation Directorate, Ecology Unit, Bern, Switzerland.
- Environmental Effects of Organic Farming – State of the Art and Policy Implications
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Germany
- Landscape cohesion and the conservation potential of landscapes for biodiversity: evaluating agri-environment schemes using a spatially explicit agent-based modelling approach
Marleen SCHOUTEN1, Nico POLMAN2, Eugène WESTERHOF2 and Paul OPDAM3Marleen SCHOUTEN
1. Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
2. Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), The Hague, The Netherlands.
3. Land Use Planning Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
- Janet DWYER
Professor of Rural Policy and Co-Director of Countryside and Community Research Institute, United Kingdom
Session 3b: EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PAYMENTS
Session 4: EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PAYMENTS – EU RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS 2007-13
- Evaluation of Agri-environmental Measures in Flanders, Belgium
Michael Van ZEEBROECK and Dirk Van GIJSEGHEM,
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Brussels, Belgium
- Evaluating Axis 2 of the Estonian Rural Development Programme II, 2007-13 - improving the environment and the countryside
Chief specialist, Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Environment Bureau.
- The Evaluation of the Austrian Agri-environmental Programme
Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Vienna.
- Evaluation of Agri-environmental Measure in the Czech Republic: Evolving Concept
Head of Agro-environmental Policy, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Prague.
- Kaley HART,
Senior Fellow and Head of Agriculture and Land Management Programme, Institute of European Environmental Policy.
Session 5: EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES AND TRADEABLE PERMITS
Session 6: EVALUATION OF POLICY MIXES AND OTHER APPROACHES
- Evaluation of Cross Compliance in England
Head of Agri-Environment Theme Group, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), England.
- Australia’s Approach to Improve Environmental Performance on Farm
Director Sustainable Agriculture Policy, Land and Coasts Division, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, Australia.
Powerpoint wind-erosion land-management groundcover
- A Policy Evaluation of Environmental-Friendly Direct Payment Programs in Korea
Chang-Gil KIM and James BANFILL
Senior Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Seoul, Korea.
- Promoting Collective Actions in Implementing Agri-environmental Policies: A Conceptual Discussion
Professor, Gakushuin Women’s College, Tokyo.
- Roger CLAASSEN
Agricultural economist in the Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch, ERS, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.
Session 7: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – WHERE WE GO FROM HERE?
- Chair: Frode LYSSANDTRE
Chair, OECD Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment
- Raporteur: Alison BURRELL
- Concluding Comments from the OECD Secretariat
Environmental Policies Division, OECD
Closure of the Workshop
By Prof. Dr. Peter WEINGARTEN
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