It takes EU farmers a whole week for the CAP paperwork

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 18, 2024

Tridge summary

Research conducted by the European Commission on simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for EU farmers and breeders has unveiled that a significant portion of respondents dedicate several days each year to CAP-related administrative tasks, with 33% spending more than six days. The study also found that 78% of farmers seeking CAP support resort to external assistance, mainly from farmers' associations, private companies, and public authorities. Despite the option to use mobile devices for submitting geotagged photos, half of the survey participants do not utilize this technology, and among those who do, about 50% face issues like time consumption and usability problems. Additionally, the survey revealed that a considerable number of farms have been subject to on-the-spot checks at least once in the past three years, highlighting the extent of regulatory inspections beyond CAP requirements.
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Original content

The research carried out by the European Commission on the simplification of the CAP for EU farmers and breeders showed useful conclusions. Specifically the survey revealed that 33% of respondents work more than 6 days, each year, on administrative tasks associated with CAP aid applications, including documentation for the imposition of conditions. For 24% of them, it is 5 to 6 days and then 1 to 4 working days for 38% of participating farmers. A very large proportion of farmers applying for CAP support (78 %) also use some form of external assistance to prepare and submit their application for CAP support. Help is provided by farmers' associations and cooperatives in 36% of cases, by private companies such as consultancies or banks (25%) or by public authorities for 18% of respondents. Half of the participants applying for CAP support do not use mobile devices to provide geotagged photos to the authorities. Of the 50% who use mobile devices for this purpose, around half have ...
Source: Agrotypos
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