Process Timing Implementation Greening Eligibility and Cross-Compliance controls
Timing Council General approach (March 2013) (Possible) Trilogue agreement (June 2013) Continue with present regime for 2014 Start building new system ASAP! Urgent need for Commission implementing/delegated acts Can we deliver in 2015??
Implementation Moving from a Single Payment Scheme to a regime with potentially up to 8 separate measures: BPS, Greening, National Reserve, Young Farmers Scheme,
Implementation (contd.) Small Farmers Scheme, Payment for Areas with Natural Constraints Re-distributive payment and, Coupled support. Each with separate financial envelope. Carving up the National ceiling, establishing the ceilings for the various measures and creating a new set of entitlements for farmers Avoiding unused funds while, at the same time, not breaching ceilings!!
Greening A new requirement for farmers and paying agencies Potential for confusion! (Perm Grassland, Crop diversification and 5% EFA) Most LPIS systems not geared to identification of landscape features (need for new layer by 2019) Monitoring crop diversification and Perm Grassland. 5% OTS eligibility controls so 95% system controls In meantime reliance on paper for EFA controls? Audit implications (30% of National envelope)
Eligibility Controls Greening is the new dimension! Can greening controls be combined with normal eligibility (and CC )controls? Stability of EFA will be important for inclusion on LPIS Linear measurement of hedges and buffer strips Use of matrix to measure environmental benefit of certain EFAs Will farmers change EFAs?
Cross-Compliance controls Requirements harmonised in one Horizontal Regulation Scope is reduced and simplified; a single list of SMRs and GAEC standards Objectives of GAEC clarified in a separate recital. No more optional standards 18 SMRs now reduced to 13 Link to FAS and IACS maintained
NEXT STEPS – GETTING THE JOB DONE A lot to do in short time-frame Confusion amongst farmers Need for Commission implementing/delegate d acts. Building the new system a major challenge for paying agencies A huge challenge but it can be done!