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Monitoring cost grant

Description

Monitoring cost grants are paid to farmers and businesses along the value chain for a specific period of time to help them pay the monitoring costs associated with certification.

Requirements

  • 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
  • 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
  • Quality management systems
  • Regulated and legally protected payment structures
  • Regular neutral inspections on farms and in agri-food enterprises
  • Sanction mechanisms
  • Training opportunities for independent inspectors and users

Possible Negative Effects

  • Abuse if control mechanisms are not in place
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