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|Title:||The 10th Annual Conference on Control with Remote Sensing of Area Based Subsidies - Proceedings|
|Authors:||FOTIN MIHAELA; ÅSTRAND Par-Johan|
|Abstract:||The 10th Conference on Controls with Remote Sensing for area-based subsidies was held in Budapest on 27th and 28th of November 2003, organised by the JRC (Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, AGRIFISH Unit, MARS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) and Celk Center (Central European Land Knowledge Center, HU). The reason for the high interest in the conference was the upcoming changes within the CAP and EU: the CAP Reform and Enlargement; and the effects of these two on Remote Sensing and GIS. Specific issues of interest were related to the tighter rules on maximum tolerances for area measurements as stipulated by DG AGRI (and thus the increased possible role of VHR satellite sensor technology in the forthcoming campaign) and the implementation of CwRS in the New Member States. The Reform of the CAP defined by the Council Reg. No 1782/03 of 29 September 2003 is a major re-orientation of the Common Agricultural Policy, and has an importance comparable to the first CAP Reform of 1992. That reform introduced the principle of direct payments based on area, the IACS (Integrated Administration and Control Systems), and the essential role of digital LPIS (Land Parcel Identification System) as a horizontal system, ensuring compatibility and geographic crosschecks between a number of Schemes. The ongoing Reform covers only the 1st pillar of the CAP (but concerns indirectly the Rural Development). In 2005 it will introduce a number of important changes in management and controls: Single Payment Scheme, Entitlements, Modulation, the Cross-Compliance with Statutory management requirements and Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions. The Commission is preparing an implementing Regulation to define and clarify modalities for the application of the Council Reg. N° 1782/03: implementation, management and control of the new CAP. Remote Sensing remains a sound and reliable technology to perform controls. Indeed, CwRS will become more efficient; VHR data will simplify field visits, ensuring reliable area measurementel.: Most probably the future methodology for the second pillar will be the use of VHR imagery coupled with field/farm visits. The role of MARS is to assist DG AGRI and all MS to develop a control system to suit future CAP and SAPs in the use of HR/VHR imagery in risk analysis and fraud detection. The increased use of VHR data will allow for regulatory tolerance requirements set up on area measurements to be achieved, and for other regulated criteria to be fulfilled.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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