Title: Systems approach to environmentally acceptable farming: EU Project, AgriBMPWater 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor AgriBMPWater 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Web link for product information: http://www.bordeaux.cemagref.fr/public/agribmpwater/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Short description: Rising concern about agricultural non point water pollution has led to propose many regulatory measures. Agri-environmental programmes have been implemented in the different EU Member States according to the Commission regulation 2078/92. Best management practices (BMPs), one of the most popular tools, have rarely been assessed in a fully satisfying way yet. This project aims at providing planners with a grid which would allow a comparison between BMPs in terms of environmental efficiency, economic cost and potential acceptability by farmers. Expected results should contribute to help Member States choosing the most appropriate measures and ways for an efficient implementation of BMPs, with the support of scientifically validated technical and economic recommendations, thus contributing to various EU policies such as CAP, Instruction 91/676/CEE, Instruction 80/778/CEE, and more generally the European water policy. 
Link to Project(s): AGRIBMPWATER Systems approach to environmentally acceptable farming
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/08/2009