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News from Hungary

Combining result-based and value-chain contracts

In the Contracts2.0 project, the Őrség National Park Directorate (ŐNPD) and the Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG) are working on developing novel contractual solutions to incentivize sustainable small-scale agricultural practices in the Őrség-Vendvidék region, Western Hungary. Together with local farmers, food producers and other stakeholders, they established a contract innovation lab and started to investigate how result-based schemes and value-chain approaches could be integrated to initiate a sustainable transformation in the whole local agri-food value chain. Read more

Pearl Mussel Project in Ireland

Farmers believe results-based payments are ‘fair and accurate’

Farmers in the results-based Pearl Mussel Project took part in a survey on scheme, with a number of questions in relation to payments and the scheme posed. Read article.

Successful RBP Pilot in Scotland

Podcast on future prospectives

In this podcast NatureScot’s Kirsten Brewster and Kay Prichard explain first results of piloting an outcome based approach in Scotland (POBAS) and how it might be extended in the future. Listen to the podcast

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News from Slovenia

Semi-RBPS for corncrakes and prevention of invasive plants

Meadows, on which corncrakes are present in the current year are mown late, meadows without corncrakes are mown earlier, to prevent the spread of invasive alien plant species. Read more

News from Ireland

large scale RBPS pilot launched

The Irish government has launched a large scale RBPS pilot for the CAP transition period with a view to identifying upscaling potential and feasibility for use of the model in the next agri-environment scheme. Read more

News from Brussels

RBPS in EU law

Results-based payment schemes are included in the proposal for the regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules on support for strategic plans. Read more.

Results-based approaches in


Some EU countries like the Netherlands and Germany are discussing possibilities to integrate results-based approaches in their definition of eco-schemes. Read more.