Title AGRO-JRP : Piloting Job Rotation Programme for Employment Development in Agriculture Sector
Project Number 2013-1-TR1-LEO05-47600
Product PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Title PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Product Type material for open learning
The Common Agricultural Policy was designed to increase agricultural production and to improve the standard of living of those involved in farming. Initially, the policy did not take into consideration the impacts of intensive agricultural production on the natural environment. In general, CAP had a negative impact on the quantity and quality of water resources, on soil quality and on biodiversity.
The CAP has known, over time, five major reforms, the most recent of them in 2003 (mid-term), in 2009 ("assessment of the state of health") and in 2013 (for the financial period 2014-2020)
Description As part of this unit, the negative impacts of "classic" (chemical) agriculture on the environment will be examined, along with methods of environmental protection using environmentally friendly farming techniques. The codes of good agricultural practice, which are a number of practices that help the environment, contribute to the protection of healthy products, bolster sustainability and reduce farming costs, will also be reviewed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the implementation and monitoring of compliance with the codes in farming activities.
Target group For Agricultural Enterprise Staff
When you have finished this chapter, you will be able to:
Better understand the negative impacts of traditional farming on the environment within your own area.
Better manage consumable inputs, such as fertilisers, pesticides and others.
Know and implement certain practical methods of farming with respect for the environment.
Area of application Agricultural Sector
Product Languages English