What impact do agri-environmental programs have?
Farmers must lead the way: they must care for flowering areas, fertilize with improved technology, and farm organically if agri-environmental programs are to make an impact in protecting the climate and the environment.
Our job is, on the one hand, to estimate the total impact of agri-environmental programs on the environment, and on the other hand, how the programs influence conditions for a competitive and sustainable agriculture. We carry out the necessary analyses. They are based on statistics, monitoring and bookkeeping data and include various parts of the Federal Republic of Germany and comparisons to other EU member states. From this information we derive recommendations for the further development of agri-environment programs.