Title: On-farm Geotraceability as Advanced Tool for a Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture
Citation: International Conference on Traceability for Food Safety p. 121-135
Publisher: Rural Development Administration (Ministry of Agriculture)
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37401
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37401
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: EU common agricultural policy (CAP) strongly promotes a competitive, sustainable and healthy agriculture, by means of direct aids, rural development funding and as well as regulatory standards and advisory services. EU food products have a worldwide reputation of high quality and safety, given tough safety standards to comply with. The Integrated Administrative Control Systems (IACS), in place in the EU Member States to prevent frauds of EU subsidies, rely on the GIS (Geographic Information System) technology, while traceability systems are implemented in many sectors, as it is functional tool with many purposes (quality and origin certification etc.). In this paper, it is proposed to integrate IACS-GIS with traceability (records) of practices at parcel level (geo-traceability). Based on an public-private interface, it could produce a reciprocal benefit of simplification in control procedure on technical (cross) compliance, minimizing the administrative burden on both sides. Technology is there to provide the necessary tools at costs affordable even in consideration of possible public funding (Farm Advisory System- FAS).
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