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OECD Workshop on Evaluation of Agri-Environmental Policies, Braunschweig, Germany, 20-22 June 2011

 

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?

>> More on background and objectives of this workshop 

CONTACT: For any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the Workshop, please contact Dimitris Diakosavvas Dimitris.Diakosavvas@oecd.org

 

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Workshop Draft Agenda

 

 Final Agenda (PDF) 

 

Workshop Documents

 

 Abstracts (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
    Dimitris DIAKOSAVVAS
    Environmental Policies Division, OECD.
    Powerpoint

  • Keynote Address
    Evaluating Policies for Delivering Agri-Environmental Public Goods
    Alison BURRELL
    Paper      Powerpoint


     Discussants:
  • Leo MAIER
    Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit Evaluation of Measures Applicable to Agriculture, European Commission, DG AGRI, Brussels.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Marca WEINBERG
    Associate Director of the Resource and Rural Economics Division.
    ERS, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.
    Powerpoint

 

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
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • 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.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Εvaluating US Agri-environmental Payment Programmes:  Some Thoughts on Objectives, Payments and Additionality.

    Roger CLAASSEN
    Agricultural economist in the Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch,
    ERS, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.
    Powerpoint

     Discussant:

  • Ian HODGE
    Professor, Head of Department, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK.
    Paper

 

 

Session 3a: EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PAYMENTS

 

  • Cost-effective Incentives for Farmers to Deliver Public Goods

    Hans BRAND
    Policy Co-ordinator, Department for the Common Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Hague.
    Powerpoint

  • Evaluation of Agri-environmental Measures in Switzerland – Results and Impacts of Agricultural Policy Reform
    Ruth BADERTSCHER
    Federal Office for Agriculture, Planning and Evaluation Directorate, Ecology Unit, Bern, Switzerland.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Environmental Effects of Organic Farming – State of the Art and Policy Implications
    Jürn SANDERS
    Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Germany 
    Powerpoint

  • 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.
    Paper      Powerpoint



     Discussant:

  • Janet DWYER
    Professor of Rural Policy and Co-Director of Countryside and Community Research Institute, United Kingdom
    Paper      Powerpoint 

 

 

 

Session 3b: EVALUATION OF AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL PAYMENTS

 

  • Estimating the Causal Effects of the French Agro-Environmental Schemes on Farmers' Practices

    Sylvain CHABÉ-FERRET and Julie SUBERVIE
    Unité Mixte de Recherche Metafort, Cemagref, France
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Application of the Agri-environmental Footprint Index for the Environmental Assessment of Agri-environmental Policy Schemes in Greece
    Stamatios CHRISTOPOULOS, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Economic Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    George VLAHOS, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Follow-up study on the Impacts of Agri-environment Measures in Finland
    J. AAKKULA, M. KUUSSAARI and K. RANKINEN
    MTT Agri-food Research Finland and Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki.
    Paper      Powerpoint


     Discussant:

  • Pierre DUPRAZ
    Deputy Director, Economics and Rural Sociology, INRA, Rennes, France
    Powerpoint

 

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
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Evaluating Axis 2 of the Estonian Rural Development Programme II, 2007-13 - improving the environment and the countryside
    Ramon REIMETS
    Chief specialist, Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Environment Bureau.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • The Evaluation of the Austrian Agri-environmental Programme
    Anja PUCHTA
    Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Vienna.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Evaluation of Agri-environmental Measure in the Czech Republic: Evolving Concept
    Jaroslav, PRAZAN
    Head of Agro-environmental Policy, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Prague.
    Paper      Powerpoint


     Discussant:
  • Kaley HART,
    Senior Fellow and Head of Agriculture and Land Management Programme, Institute of European Environmental Policy.
    Powerpoint  

 

 

 

Session 5: EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES AND TRADEABLE PERMITS

 


  • Cost effectiveness of CAP Greening Measures. An ex-ante Evaluation in Italy

    Andrea POVELLATO and Davide LONGHITANO
    Istituto Nazionale di Economia Agraria (INEA), Rome, Italy.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Costs and Benefits of More Environmentally Friendly Manure Handling in Norway
    Frode LYSSANDTRE
    Senior Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Oslo.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Effectiveness and Efficiency of Agri-environmental Policy Measures for N surplus Reduction in Germany
    Bernhard OSTERBURG
    Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Germany
    Powerpoint

  • Socio-political Conditions for Successful Water Quality Trading in the South Nation River Watershed, Ontario, Canada
    Dennis O’GRADY
    General Manager, South Nation Conservation, Ontario, Canada.
    Paper      Powerpoint

     
  • Agri-Environmental Policies in Brazil and Perspectives for Evaluation
    Matheus ZANELLA1 and Lea CARDOSO2
    1 Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany" and for Lea "Socio-Environmental
    2 Institute (ISA), Brasília, Brazil".
    Paper      Powerpoint 


    Discussant:
  • Janet DWYER
    Professor of Rural Policy and Co-Director of Countryside and Community Research Institute, England.
    Paper      Powerpoint 

      

Session 6:  EVALUATION OF POLICY MIXES AND OTHER APPROACHES
 

  • Evaluation of Cross Compliance in England
    Alastair JOHNSON
    Head of Agri-Environment Theme Group, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), England.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Australia’s Approach to Improve Environmental Performance on Farm
    Kimberly GREEN
    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.
    Paper      Powerpoint

  • Promoting Collective Actions in Implementing Agri-environmental Policies: A Conceptual Discussion
    Mikitaro SHOBAYASHI
    Professor, Gakushuin Women’s College, Tokyo.
    Powerpoint

     Discussant:
  • Roger CLAASSEN
    Agricultural economist in the Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch, ERS, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA.
    Paper      Powerpoint


      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
    Powerpoint 

     
  • Panellists
     Ewa RABINOWICZ
     Bernhard OSTERBURG
     Mikitaro SHOBAYASHI
     Marca WEINBERG
     
  • Concluding Comments from the OECD Secretariat
    Dale ANDREW,
    Environmental Policies Division, OECD

 


 

Closure of the Workshop

By Prof. Dr. Peter WEINGARTEN

 

 

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