Environmental effectiveness of GAEC cross-compliance Standard 4.1 (b, c) ‘Protection of permanent pasture land’ and economic evaluation of the competitiveness gap for farmers

  • Mauro Salis | msalis@uniss.it CREA-AAM Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agro-pastoral Systems in Mediterranean Environment, Italy.
  • Lucia Sepe CREA-ZOE Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Extensive Animal Husbandry, Italy.
  • Rosa Francaviglia CREA-RPS Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Soil-Plant System studies, Italy.
  • Marco Fedrizzi CREA-ING Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agricultural Engineering, Italy.
  • Paolo Bazzoffi CREA-ABP Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Agrobiology and Pedology Research Centre, Italy.
  • Salvatore Claps CREA-ZOE Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Extensive Animal Husbandry, Italy.
  • Maurizio Pitzalis CREA-AAM Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agro-pastoral Systems in Mediterranean Environment, Italy.
  • Michele Lilliu CREA-AAM Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agro-pastoral Systems in Mediterranean Environment, Italy.
  • Paola Ruda CREA-AAM Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agro-pastoral Systems in Mediterranean Environment, Italy.
  • Emilio Sabia CREA-ZOE Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Extensive Animal Husbandry, Italy.
  • Annarita Bruno CREA-ZOE Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Extensive Animal Husbandry, Italy.
  • Domenico Rufrano CREA-ZOE Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Extensive Animal Husbandry, Italy.
  • Maria Teresa Dell'Abate CREA-RPS Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Soil-Plant System studies, Italy.
  • Alberto Alianello CREA-RPS Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Soil-Plant System studies, Italy.
  • Marco Veloccia CREA-RPS Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Soil-Plant System studies, Italy.
  • Olimpia Masetti CREA-RPS Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Soil-Plant System studies, Italy.
  • Gianluca Renzi CREA-RPS Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Soil-Plant System studies, Italy.
  • Roberto Fanigliulo CREA-ING Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agricultural Engineering, Italy.
  • Mauro Pagano CREA-ING Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agricultural Engineering, Italy.
  • Giulio Sperandio CREA-ING Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agricultural Engineering, Italy.
  • Mirko Guerrieri CREA-ING Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agricultural Engineering, Italy.
  • Daniele Puri CREA-ING Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agricultural Engineering, Italy.
  • Antonio Melchiorre Carroni CREA-AAM Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Unit for Agro-pastoral Systems in Mediterranean Environment, Italy.

Abstract

The paper presents the main results of the monitoring on the effectiveness of the cross-compliance Standard 4.1 ‘Permanent pasture protection: lett. b, c’ carried out in two case studies within the project MO.NA.CO. Soil, botanical, productive and economic (competitiveness gap) parameters have been monitored. In the short term, the Standard 4.1 showed its effectiveness on soil quality, biomass productivity and competitiveness gap in both case studies. Botanical parameters showed differing results, therefore their generalization is not applicable to the heterogeneity of the pasture land Italian system. Shallow soil tillage could be suggested, every 40-50 years, when an appropriate soil organic matter content and the absence of runoff phenomena occur.

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2015-11-27
Keywords:
Cross-compliance, rural development, standard 4.1, protection of permanent pasture land, competitiveness.
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Salis, M., Sepe, L., Francaviglia, R., Fedrizzi, M., Bazzoffi, P., Claps, S., Pitzalis, M., Lilliu, M., Ruda, P., Sabia, E., Bruno, A., Rufrano, D., Dell’Abate, M. T., Alianello, A., Veloccia, M., Masetti, O., Renzi, G., Fanigliulo, R., Pagano, M., Sperandio, G., Guerrieri, M., Puri, D., & Carroni, A. (2015). Environmental effectiveness of GAEC cross-compliance Standard 4.1 (b, c) ‘Protection of permanent pasture land’ and economic evaluation of the competitiveness gap for farmers. Italian Journal of Agronomy, 10(1s). https://doi.org/10.4081/ija.2015.714

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