Project outputs

 

 

Aneva, I., Zhelev, P., Lukanov, S., Peneva, M., Vassilev, K., Zheljazkov, V. (2020)

Plants 2020, 9(5), 602; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9050602

 

This briefing compares the findings from the six BIOGEA case study areas to examine how the greening of pillar 1 of the CAP, a policy designed to be applicable across the whole of the EU, has been implemented differently and had variable impacts in different farming systems. This has relevance for ongoing discussions on the future of the CAP.

The BIOGEA project looked at the relationship between the different aspects of landscape complexity provided by GBI and their biodiversity benefits. Most GBI elements showed potential to support biodiversity. However, their effectiveness varies significantly among study sites and farming systems. Nonetheless, some general conclusions on their impacts can be drawn. 

 

Concepción, E.D., Kazakova, Y., Stefanova, V., Marsden, K. & Díaz, M. (2020)

Poster presentation at the World Biodiversity Forum 2020. Davos (Switzerland), 23th – 28th February 2020.

 

Iberian Dehesa in Extremadura is the extensive land use case study area in Spain under BIOGEA project. The current report systemizes the findings and conclusions from the collection of agriculture and policy data for and from the region, collection of biodiversity data, meetings and interviews with local farmers, administrators, advisers and NGOs representatives and a stakeholders’ round-table to discuss the preliminary findings of the two Spanish case studies. 

Dry Cereal Croplands in Castilla-La Mancha is the arable farming case study area in Spain under BIOGEA project. While farming practice is mainly extensive, intensification is taking place in certain areas. The current report systemizes the findings and conclusions from the collection of agriculture and policy data for and from the region, collection of biodiversity data, meetings and interviews with local farmers, administrators, advisers and NGOs representatives and a stakeholders’ round-table to discuss the preliminary findings of the two Spanish case studies.

Western Stara Planina is the extensive land use case study area in Bulgaria under the BIOGEA project. The current report systemizes the findings and conclusions from the collection of agriculture and policy data for and from the region, collection of biodiversity data, meetings and interviews with local farmers, administrators, advisers and NGOs representatives and a stakeholders’ round-table to discuss the preliminary findings of the case study. 

Plovdiv-Pazardzhik region is the (semi-) intensive land use case study area in Bulgaria under the BIOGEA project. The current report systemizes the findings and conclusions from the collection of agriculture and policy data for and from the region, collection of biodiversity data, meetings and interviews with local farmers, administrators, advisers and NGOs representatives and a stakeholders’ round-table to discuss the preliminary findings of the case study. 

Tauberbischofsheim is the semi-intensive land use case study area in Germany under the BIOGEA project. The current report systemizes the findings and conclusions from the collection of agriculture and policy data for and from the region, collection of biodiversity data, meetings and interviews with local farmers, administrators, advisers and NGOs representatives and a stakeholders’ round-table to discuss the preliminary findings of the two German case studies.