The BESTMAP Leaflet: What does the European agriculture sector need from policy makers
In pursuit of the goal to establish ecological and socio-economic tools for modelling agricultural policy, which will enhance the sustainability of agricultural landscapes, while ensuring farmers’ livelihoods, BESTMAP wants to share key achievements with policy and decision makers. To achieve this, the project created a summary leaflet, presenting the twelve Brussels-based interviews with representatives of agricultural producers, inputs industry, environmental NGOs and expert think tanks. The interviews were aimed to establish the drivers of change and the trade-offs in European Agriculture policy.
The new BESTMAP leaflet communicates the feedback from the interviews, along with requests for further policy developments of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The interviewees also argued for a fairer distribution of value in the food industry. The leaflet also presents suggestion for expansions of the organic food demand, the state of the Farm to Fork policy and its impact on farmers work, as well as a number of important indicators for a future development of the agricultural sector.
These any more insights you can find the BESTMAP leaflet.