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Cultivation obligation for renewable raw materials


Farmers receive an acreage-based grant if they undertake to grow a strategically important (energy) crop on a certain acreage within a specific period of time. It is usually up to the farmer to decide how much land to earmark for meeting this obligation.


  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Clear responsibilities in public authorities
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with local advisory services
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with research institutions
  • Constant market surveying and forecasting
  • Country-wide monitoring of natural resources and their quality (e. g. water, soil, forests, air, grassland)
  • Monitoring and control system for the agricultural production processes supported
  • Sanction mechanisms
  • Respect for cultural landscape and traditions

Possible Negative Effects

  • Inefficient cultivation structures/market distortion
  • Where specialised farming systems have been set up, the sudden discontinuation of the obligation to grow a specific crop can lead to economic losses
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This page was last edited on 7 May 2023 | 7:22 (CEST)
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