'CAP: thinking out of the box' report
Released on March 27th 2017, this report, directed by Allan Buckwell, shows how the current CAP does not make best use of the considerable resources deployed to support land managers through the necessary transition and suggests some procedural changes to kick-start a more effective reform process which brings together more constructively the conflicting interests in agricultural policy.
- Appendix 1: Why further reform? (A. Matthews)
- Appendix 2: Integrating environmental land management into a streamlined CAP (D. Baldock)
- Appendix 3: Managing volatility and risk in the CAP (E. Mathijs)
Report of the CAP discussion at the European Parliament on January 10th 2017
The initial ideas of the "CAP - thinking out of the box" project were presented on January 10th for questioning and debate at the European Parliament followed by a lively discussion at the RISE office.
Full Report: Nutrient Recovery and Reuse (NRR) in European agriculture
On March 21st, 2016, the RISE Foundation published its report on "Nutrient Recovery and Reuse in European agriculture. A review of the issues, opportunities, and actions."
Workshops on Nutrient Recovery and Reuse (NRR) in European agriculture
As part of the consultation process of the RISE study, the Foundation held two consultative workshops - at the EXPO Milan and at the European Parliament (EP). You can find below a summary of the discussions held during the two workshops.
Thoughts on CAP post 2020
A discussion on the future of the CAP, post 2020. See below for the link to a summary of the discussion.
Full Report: The Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture
On June 24, 2014, The RISE Foundation published its report The Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture. The full version is downloadable below:
Workshops on the Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture
As part of the consultation process of the RISE study, the Foundation held three consultative workshops on the subject - at the European Parliament, at a Workshop in the Squre and during the Forum for the Future of Agriculture. The following brochure was presented at the workshops to inspire debate. You can also find below the report of the write up of the workshop at the Square, Brussels.
In November 2012, RISE organised and hosted the 19th meeting of the International Hamster Workgroup (IHWG) - a group of interdisciplinary scientists and experts dedicated to reversing the recent declines in wild hamster populations throughout Europe. The conference featured the latest research on hamster physiology and biology, updates from current conservation programmes and EU-level policy. The proceedings can be downloaded here:
RISE participated in a tender call for the European Parliament alongside the IEEP in 2011 to advise on concrete tools for delivery of public goods within the next CAP. The results are summarised in the report below.
Please find the report below, in English, French and Italian.
On the 1st December 2009, the RISE Foundation published its Task Force Report on Public Goods from Private Land.
Following the launch of the certification scheme EWS (European Water Stewardship) in collaboration with EWP (European Water Partnership) in 2011, RISE has drafted a position paper about the relationship between water and agriculture.
RISE has completed an investigation into the possible impact of a planned agreement with the Mercosur trading bloc on European agriculture, arguing that its passing into law would deal a fatal blow to the European livestock industry, in particular the extensive, pasture-fed cattle and sheep sector which is prevalent in mountain areas throughout Europe.
RISE also supported and financed a series of studies by the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) making a comparison of EU and US farm and bio-energy policies under the new CAP the next US farm bill. You can access the papers on the IPC website by following the link below.
Final project reports
- Final report from the RISE and Visions in Action project in Liberia supporting local populations in the production of more efficient irrigation systems for rice production (2013).
- Final report from the RISE and EWS pilot project in Flanders to test the on-farm application of the EWS stewardship scheme (2011).
- Final report from the RISE supported coastal bay design pilot project in Norfolk, Uk aiming to test a system to stabalise an eroding beach and coastal villages (2010).