CLAIM (7th FP) Supporting the role of the Common agricultural policy in Landscape valorisation: Improving the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape Management to the rural economy.

 

  • Project duration:  2012-2014
  • Source of financing – VII EU Framework Programme
  • Project coordinator in Poland: Prof. Edward Majewski;
  • General coordinator of the project – Davide Viaggi, University Bologna, Italy.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Edward Majewski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Adam Wąs, Paweł Kobus, Piotr Sulewski, Sylwia Małażewska.
  • Cooperation with Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, SGGW.

 

http://www.claimproject.eu/

 

The main objective of the Project is to provide the knowledge base to support an effective CAP policy design in the direction of improved landscape management, particularly providing insights into the ability of landscape to contribute to the production of added value for society in rural areas. CLAIM gives a deeper insight on the relationship between CAP, landscape and rural economy in order to assess the capacity of landscape in providing socio-economic development and agricultural competitiveness in rural areas, and produce an evidence-based policy support framework on the different and possible contributions of agriculture and the CAP to landscape management.


 

FADNTOOL (7th FP): Integrating Econometric and Mathematical Programming Models into an Amendable Policy and Market Analysis Tool using FADN Database

 

  • Project duration:  2011-2014
  • Source of financing – VII EU Framework Programme
  • Project coordinator in Poland: Prof. Edward Majewski, Adam Wąs;
  • General coordinator of the project – Konstadinos Mattas, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Edward Majewski, Adam Wąs, Paweł Kobus

 

http://www.fadntool.eu/

 

The project improves and extends existing economic models that make use of the FADN informatics environment by developing a unique modelling framework that (1) encompasses all aspects of farmers’ production decisions (2) targets the single farm but also consistently aggregates to regional, national and the EU level (3) takes into consideration the effects of uncertainty and risk on farmers’ behaviour (4) can be employed in different market environments, i.e. throughout the EU-27 and (5) can be amended and/or fine-tuned by EU and national FADN units. The project draws upon two major modelling tools (econometric and mathematical programming), while the validity of the employed theoretical models will be verified by their empirical application in each EU-27 country.

The project’s final outcome is the construction of a methodological framework comprised of state-of-the-art economic models custom-built for the FADN database that will provide to policy makers an inclusive impact analysis of the effects of alternative policy and market developments scenarios under a real-life, dynamic context. Given the complexity of this framework, a simplified version of the models will be developed, all consistently and operatively joined into an amendable interface that will be user-friendly and easy to operate and still allow for a concise replication of our policy simulation results, capable to target at the efficiency of CAP measures, i.e. the single farm payment, although the whole framework will be also applicable providing some acquaintance with modelling parameterisation.


 

 

SANCO: Coordinated European Animal Welfare Network “EUWelNet”

 

  • Project duration:   01.2013- 12.2013
  • Source of financing – DG SANCO
  • Project coordinator in Poland:  dr inż. Monika Gębska,
  • General coordinator of the project: Harry Blokhuis, Swedish University of   Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Monika Gębska

 

http://www.euwelnet.eu/euwelnet/46194/9/0/80

EUWelNet project responds to a recent call (SANCO 2012/10293) for a pilot project on the feasibility of a coordinated European animal welfare network. The four main objectives are:

1) establish and coordinate a network of recognised technical, scientific and educational experts in the field;

2) identify some of the bottlenecks/ difficulties in implementing a few examples of EU legislation on animal welfare;

3) develop and test knowledge transfer strategies designed to overcome selected bottlenecks;

4) analyse the outcomes of EUWelNet and make recommendations on the feasibility and the likely conditions required for an effective European animal welfare network.

The project address Council Directives 2008/120/EC and 2007/43 for the protection of pigs and broiler chickens, respectively, and Council Regulation EC1099/2009 on protection at the time of killing. The reasons is that there are clear bottlenecks in their implementation, compliance is likely to improve welfare in a range of species in all Member States, and we believe we can develop good knowledge transfer solutions.

EUWelNet is expected to provide a clear model for the future establishment of a coordinated European animal welfare network.


 

ISM Project: Interactive Strategic Management Methodology for improvement of agricultural entrepreneurship in Central-Eastern Europe.

 

  • Project duration:  2011-2013
  • Source of financing – Transfer of Innovations, Leonardo da Vinci LLP.
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr Agata Malak-Rawlikowska;
  • General coordinator of the project – dr Agata Malak-Rawlikowska
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Stefania Czekaj, Monika Gębska.

http://www.adam-europe.eu/adam/project/view.htm?prj=9622#.Um2mBlMtWuJ

The ISM-project intends to transfer a successful and innovative vocational training tool to help professionals dealing with entrepreneurship and strategic management in agriculture. This applies to agricultural advisory sector, the vocational teaching environment and farmers.
Project used Interactive strategic management approach (ISM tool and method) of LEI Wageningen UR. This training method aims to help entrepreneurs in making strategic decisions. It comprises the formulation of a goal, an analysis of the entrepreneurial competences, enterprise performance and environment, formulation of a strategy and an action plan. The Interactive Strategic Management method and the ISM-tool were applied and adjusted in three Central and Eastern European countries: Lithuania, Slovenia and Poland where such tools were not wide-spread. The ISM project resulted in strengthening the capacity of teachers and extension workers to help articulate strategies and foster development paths. This also helped to communicate more easily certain strategic choices with the external environment


 

SANCO: A preparatory action on control posts.

  • Project duration:  2011-2013
  • Source of financing – DG SANCO
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr Monika Gębska,
  • General coordinator of the project – Kees de Roest, CERPA, Italy.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Monika Gębska

 

http://www.controlpost.eu/joomla/

The project provided a significant improvement of the equipment as well as the management of 8 Control Posts (CPs) located at the cross roads of important flows of animals transported over long journeys in the EU. Specific objectives of the action carried out were:

  • Planning, designing, financing building and renovation of 8 CPs in order to set up a reference for the highest quality standards for such establishments;
  • Developing the standards aimed at the establishment of a pilot certification scheme for CPs with an adequate involvement of relevant stakeholders represented by an appointed advisory board. The design of a quality certification system (CS), technically and economically viable, enabled the classification of CPs according to their degree of compliance with animal welfare (AW) standards and with high level of bio security;
  • Setting up a European wide on line booking service with detailed information concerning the CPs involved;
  • Development of e-learning tools to provide information and awareness, targeted to drivers of transport companies, CP staff and official veterinary inspectors, on the practical ways they can improve the welfare of transported animals over long journeys;
  • Dissemination of the results of the action to the target groups by means of handbooks, maps, a dedicated website and an international stakeholder conference.

 

SANCO: A Preparatory Action on Control Posts and Animal Transport Certification

  • Project duration:  2012 2014
  • Source of financing – DG SANCO
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr inż. Monika Gębska,
  • General coordinator of the project – Kees de Roest, CERPA, Italy.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Monika Gębska

http://www.controlpost.eu/joomla/

 

The project is a continuation of the abovementioned Project –  Preparatory Action on Control Posts from 2012. The main objectives of the project are: 1 – Based on the highest level of specifications recommended by the feasibility study, the project aimed at planning, designing and financing the building or the renovation of high quality control posts in order to set up a reference for the highest standards for such establishments.

2 – Following the outcomes of objective one and other experiences and data the project aimed at validating standards with the view of improving technical and economic viability of a possible certification system. The project identified stakeholders’ possible interest in participating and using an EU certification scheme. The present project has foreseen a significant improvement of the equipment as well as the management of 8 Control Posts (CPs) located at the cross roads of important flows of animals transported over long journeys in the EU.


CAP DAIRY: Evaluation of common agricultural policy measures applied to the dairy sector.

 

  • Project duration:  2010-2011
  • Source of financing – DG Agri
  • Project coordinator in Poland: Prof. Edward Majewski,
  • General coordinator of the project Dr. Roel Jongeneel, LEI Wageningen, Holandia
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Edward Majewski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Michał Pietrzak, Piotr Sulewski

 

            http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/eval/reports/dairy/fulltext_en.pdf

The objective of this retrospective evaluation was to analyse the economic and structural aspects of the EU dairy sector, and to assess the impacts of the CAP measures applied to this sector since the 2003 CAP reform. Therefore, the first policy changes to be evaluated were those enshrined in decisions legislated in 2003, or decided earlier, but not implemented until after 2003. The evaluation period begins on 1 July 2004, when the first cuts to intervention prices were implemented and the phasing5in of the dairy premium began. However, in order to capture the impacts of implementing the 2003 CAP reform, data from the pre 2004 period are used to establish a reference point or period. Most of the indicators on which the evaluation is based are reported up to 2009 or 2010, depending on data availability. Those based on farm accounting data from the EUFADN data base extend up to 2007. The geographical scope of the study covers the 27 Member States of the present European Union.


 

 

ECROPOLIS (7th FP): Organic Sensory Information System (OSIS): Documentation of sensory properties through testing and consumer research for the organic industry.

  • Project duration:  2009-2012
  • Source of financing – VII EU Framework Program
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr Sylwia Żakowska -Biemas, Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences.
  • General coordinator of the project – Ursula Kretzschmar-Rüger, FiBL, Switzerland.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Mariusz Maciejczak

http://www.ecropolis.eu/

The main purpose of this project was to develop the first Organic Sensory Information System (OSIS), a multilingual and centrally based data folder for data deposition along with an interface scheme that serves as a basis for data exchange to the benefit of the organic food market (organic associations, producer, processors, retailer, wholesaler as well as consumers).
To this aim, a multidisciplinary and international research approach was necessary which comprised sensory and consumer research linked with standards requirements in different European countries. The extendable data folder contained descriptions of sensory properties of specific products from six product categories as well as information about underlying production methods which explained the sensory differences between organic and conventional as well as consumer and expectations.


ECONWELFARE (7th FP): Good animal welfare in a socio-economic context: Project to promote insight on the impact for the animal, the production chain and society of upgrading animal welfare standards.

 

  • Project duration:    2008-2011
  • Source of financing – VII EU Framework Programme
  • Project coordinator in Poland: Prof. Edward Majewski – lider WP4
  • General coordinator of the project – Hans Spolder, Animal Sciences Group Veehouderij B.V. (WUR-ASG) Holandia)
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Edward Majewski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Monika Gębska

http://www.econwelfare.eu/

EconWelfare addressed the following four key questions:

  • What are the current welfare initiatives and standards within the EU and in the EU’s most important trading countries?
  • What are the strength and weaknesses of these initiatives and standards to the animal, society and the production chain?
  • What policy instruments can be designed to promote high(er) animal welfare standards as aimed at in the Action Plan on Animal Welfare, and how can progress in the pathway towards these standards be monitored?
  • What are the benefits and costs of upgraded welfare standards and what are the implications for international trading patterns?

On the base of these four questions the project addressed recommendations for sound scientific research and policy instruments.


 

DEB-EU: Delivering environmental benefits through entry level agri-environment schemes

  • Project duration:  2011-2012
  • Source of financing – European Commission
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr inż. Mariusz Maciejczak,
  • General coordinator of the project – Clunie Keenleyside,  Institute for the European Environmental Studies, Londyn.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Mariusz Maciejczak,

 

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/agriculture/pdf/delivering_env_benefits.pdf

 

The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the nature, diversity, design and operation of the entry-level elements of agri-environment schemes throughout the EU-27. Agri-environment policy is one of the most established policy mechanisms within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Originally targeted mainly at mitigating the environmental impacts of agricultural intensification, it now has a key role in addressing the Community’s environmental priorities across the diversity of environmental situations, agricultural structures and types of farming in the EU27. This study was concerned with the content, structure and design of entry-level agri-environment support, and it did not attempt to measure or evaluate the environmental impact of that support.


 

RECOCA: Reduction of Balic Sea nutrient inputs and cost allocation within the Baltic Sea catchment – RECOCA

  • Project duration:  2009-2011
  • Source of financing –Era-Net Bonus+
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr Adam Wąs.
  • General coordinator of the project – Frederick Wolff, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Adam Wąs, Edward Majewski,

http://www.bonusportal.org/recoca

RECOCA provided scientific outputs that facilitate the implementation of ecosystem-based environmental management of the Baltic Sea, since most management decisions combating eutrophication have to be carried out in the catchment area of the Baltic Sea. To manage remedial actions involving 85 million people in a dozen countries spanning over 105 major watersheds analysis and modelling tools are necessary, which can address the full scope and the various spatiotemporal scales of the problem. The overall aim of the study is (1) to simulate possible future riverine nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea in realistic river basin management scenarios, (2) to estimate cost functions for load reductions and improvements in ecological indicators, and (3) to suggest cost allocation schemes for countries within the Baltic Sea catchment. It applied a nested hierarchical approach to simulate nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea in combination with abatement costs for the various measures ranging from farm scale over regional meso-scale river basin representing EU water districts and characteristic river basin types to entire drainage basins to the Baltic Sea.


 

CAPIRE (7th FP): Assessing the multiple Impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Rural Economies (CAP-IRE), 7 PR

 

  • Project duration:  2008-2011
  • Source of financing – VII EU Framework Programme
  • Project coordinator in Poland: Prof. Edward Majewski.
  • General coordinator of the project – Davide Viaggi, Bologna University
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Adam Wąs, Piotr Sulewski, Adam Wąs,

 

 

ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ssh/docs/cap-ire-policy-brief_en.pdf

 

The objective of the CAP-IRE project was to provide an overview of the inter-linkages between the different components of the CAP and the mechanisms through which they have an effect on rural economies. The project’s strategy was to focus on the specific interplay between the CAP, farms and farm-households as the key node through which to understand the connections between policy and the wider rural context. The project was based on a mixed method approach. The main results are based on the outcome of about 2400 interviews of farm households and a wide thematic analysis.


 

Investment behaviour in conventional and emerging farming systems under different policy scenarios

  • Project duration:  2008-2010
  • Source of financing – European Commission (Directorate General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies)
  • Project coordinator in Poland: dr Piotr Sulewski.
  • General coordinator of the project – Davide Viaggi, Bologna University
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Piotr Sulewski, Edward Majewski, Adam Wąs,

http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC62770.pdf

The study aimed to investigate farmers’ investment behaviour, and evaluate the impact of different CAP scenarios on a selected groups of farming systems, hence contributing to the understanding of the relation between policy objectives and farmers’ behaviour. It largely replicated a similar study carried out in 2006 (Gallerani et al., 2008), and intentionally surveys the same sample of farms and hence providing primary information about changes in investment behaviour between 2006 and 2009 following a panel approach. The impact of alternative scenarios was simulated using farm-household mathematical programming models.


 

BIO Intelligence: Environmental impacts of different crop rotations in the European Union (kontrakt 07.0307/2009/SI2.541589/ETU/B1)

  • Project duration:  2009-2010
  • Source of financing – DG Environment
  • Project coordinator in Poland:  Prof. Edward Majewski.
  • General coordinator of the project – Perrine Lavelle, Bio Intelligence Service, Paryż, Francja.
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Edward Majewski, Adam Wąs

The aim of the project was to review the practice of crop rotation in selected EU countries and to analyse the environmental effects of the use of simplified rotations or monocultures. Crop rotation is a farming practice in which different crops are grown in the same field at different times over several years, and which can have positive or negative impacts on the environment and the economy. Crop rotation aims to ensure conditions which are conducive for the development of crops, by promoting soil fertility and minimizing the development of pests and weeds, and also by ensuring better nutrient management. To achieve this, a balance between the combination of crops and the sequence in which they are cultivated is sought.

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/agriculture/pdf/BIO_crop_rotations%20final%20report_rev%20executive%20summary_.pdf


 

ISAFRUIT (6th FP), Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high-quality produce from environmentally friendly, sustainably production methods

  • Project duration: 01.01.2006-31.04.2010
  • Source of financing – VI EU Framework Programme
  • Project coordinator in Poland: prof. Mieczysław Adamowicz;
  • General coordinator of the project: Olle Calleson, Danish Institute of Agricultral Sciences
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Mieczysław Adamowicz, Marzena Lemanowicz, Anna Jasiulewicz, Joanna Rakowska, Magdalena Kraszewska, Agnieszka Bolek

http://www.isafruit.org/Portal/index.php 

 

ISAFRUIT is a European Integrated Research Project that focuses on all aspects of fruit from its start as a seed till a consumer bites into a juicy end product. The individual research projects within ISAFRUIT focused on the objective that improving both the quality and availability of fruit and fruit products, together with raising customer awareness, led to an increase in fruit consumption and an improvement in the health and well-being of all Europeans.


 

SEAMLESS (6th FP) System for Environmental and Agricultural Modelling: Linking European  Science and Society

  • Project duration:  2005-2009
  • Source of financing – VI EU Framework Programme
  • Project coordinator in Poland:  Prof. Mieczysław Adamowicz, Prof. Edward Majewski (mezzo-Leader).
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Mieczysław Adamowicz, Joanna Zając, Agnieszka Wojewódzka, Magdalena Józefacka, Justyna Kołyska, Edward Majewski , Adam Wąs,

http://www.seamless-ip.org/

The SEAMLESS project developed science and a computerized framework for integrated assessment of agricultural systems and the environment. The integrated project was funded by the EU Framework Programme 6 (Global Change and Ecosystems). The SEAMLESS project aimed at advancing the science for integrated assessment of agricultural systems and translating this into operational re-search tools and models. A key deliverable of the project is an integrated framework (SEAMLESS-IF) that integrates relationships and processes across disciplines and scales and combines quantitative analysis with qualitative knowledge. It builds on the concept of hierarchical systems theory and attempts to enable flexible coupling of models and tools.


 

International Visegrad Fund: European Union Public Administration and Development Policies and Variations in V-4 Countries.

  • Project duration: 2009-2010
  • Source of financing – Visegrad Fund
  • Project coordinator in Poland: prof. dr hab. Maria Parlińska;
  • General coordinator of the project: Doc. Juris Dr Eleonora Marisova – Agricultural University in Nitra
  • Researches representing WNE SGGW: Maria Parlińska, Agnieszka Parlińsk

Last update: 25/10/2016