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Report about ecological focus areas

The report "Collective implementation of ecological focus areas" evaluating effects on ecosystem services, agriculture and administration is now available in English.
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Photo: Albin Andersson

Ecosystem services are fundamental to the welfare of mankind, yet these services are often invisible in many social decisions. The report  "Collective implementation of ecological focus areas" evaluates the effects on the ecosystem services pollination and biological pest control if Sweden were to introduce collective implementation of EFAs as part of the single payment scheme, including quality improvement measures such as establishing flowering plants.

The study that formed the basis of this report was carried out by the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research. The work was carried out within the government commission Environmental effects of the CAP. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is the primary authority responsible for this report. The Swedish Board of Agriculture, the Swedish National Heritage Board, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the County administrative boards also participated in this project.

- In order to achieve a good environmental impact, the regulations on ecological focus areas need to be changed. In particular, the range of eligible focus areas should be limited to the most effective measures and there should be clear management requirements that benefit diversity, said CECs Juliana Dänhardt who is one of the authors of this report.

Read the report  "Collective implementation of ecological focus areas".

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