Targeted payments for services delivered by farmers : possible approaches

Berkhout, Petra; van Doorn, Anne; Schrijver, Raymond


This report explores options within the Common Agricultural Policy to strengthen payments to farmers for delivering public services related to land management, with a focus on environmental services. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different systems in terms of compliance with WTO and EU legal conditions, the administrative burden (both public and private), monitoring and control and uptake by farmers.