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Supporting CAP Reform in Scotland

CAP Greening Review

This review was commissioned by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment as part of the policy development process for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Greening measures to be implemented from 2015. The particular focus of the review was on the use of equivalence measures. These are the measures designed and implemented within member states as alternatives or supplements to the standard mandatory measures prescribed in the EU Regulations. The review was conducted by staff of the James Hutton Institute between February and May 2015 with interim results used by policy makers (and stakeholders) in decisions announced by the Minister in June 2015. It reflects the state of play in June 2015 and does not consider later revisions to Greening. The summary and four parts were eventually published on the Scottish Government's Rural Payments and Services website under the Greening guidance pages in August 2017. Due to page revisions the original landing page for the review has disappeared, however the documents are still available on SG servers. These are re-linked below:

ANC Workshop (2016)

A Workshop on a replacement for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS), to be called Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC), was run by Scottish Government on 16th June 2016 at SASA, Roddinglaw, Edinburgh. Below are the Land Systems Research Team's contributions to this workshop, relinked from the Scottish Government website.

2015 CAP Reforms related projects

Future CAP Stakeholder Group

This work contributes to the wider body of work shared via the Future CAP Stakeholder Group on which members of the research team sit. Details of the Future CAP Stakeholder Group, including papers presented at stakeholder meetings, may be found on the Common Agricultural Policy – Future CAP Stakeholder Group website.

Past projects in which the Land Systems Research team has been involved


Areas of Interest

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.