Title: Traceability in the EU: an Opportunity for the Common Agricultural Policy
Publisher: Vicarage Publications
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC45425
ISBN: 978-0-9553707-1-7
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC45425
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.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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