Title Professional competencies and certifications of agriculture
Project Number CZ/05/B/F/PP/168026
Product AAC MANUAL
Title AAC MANUAL
Product Type transparency and certification
Marketing Text The manual is the main output of the project: “Professional competencies and certifications of agriculture advisors in the competitive market world of service business” (AAC).
Starting point of the project was the necessity for adjustments in the context of the new EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) valid from 2007. The main objectives of the CAP are rural development and the promotion of multifunctional agriculture. One major change introduced was the obligation for member states to ensure the availability of agricultural advisory services on a scale that enables all agricultural companies and private farmers to comply with the adopted measures concerning
• the protection of the environment
• animal welfare
• and food quality
Adherence to these measures – so called Cross Compliance – became the condition for the allocation of payments to agricultural businesses. The Council Regulation EC No. 1782/2003 requires all member states to create their own consulting system for this area.
Target group Agriculture advisors
Result The main output of the project was a manual entitled ADVISOR COMPETENCIES MANUAL FOR CROSS COMPLIANCE in which the requirements concerning qualification and necessary knowledge for advisors offering consulting services in the area of cross compliance are stated.
Area of application
The list of requirements was created according to 19 individual Statutory Management Requirement (SMR) Standards and Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) requirements. The document serves as a reference for the qualification of advisors in the field of cross compliance and improves their competence for high standard advisory services regarding cross compliance issues.
The compiled “manual” will assist all those who wish to familiarize themselves with cross compliance requirements. The knowledge provided may be used not only by future cross compliance advisors, but also in professional secondary schools and universities where experts for future practice are being educated. It can further serve as orientation for chambers, professional unions, enterprises, offices and development agencies.
Product Languages English