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RBAPS in Navarra - MOSAIC PERENNIAL CROPS

Overview

 

Scheme

The RBAPS project is trialing a measure for perennial crops in the mosaic landscape in Navarra using assessment indicators which are surrogates for measuring the actual biodiversity. In Navarrra these assessment (or result) indicators relate to the extent, diversity and period of herbaceous cover, evidence of traditional grazing practices and quality of traditional boundaries, rough grazing areas and structures (dry stone walls and huts) valuable for wildlife. 

Mosaic of vineyards, olive groves and rough grazing areas (c) RBAPS website.
Farmed mosaic landscape in Cirauqui, Navarra (c) RBAPS website

Location of the scheme

one region

Pilot project in 3 municipalities in Navarra (Northeastern Spain)

Duration of the scheme

Since: January 2015
Until: June 2018

Objective(s) of the scheme / project

  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape amenities, including recreation, tourism

Which habitats or species are in the focus of the scheme / project?

  • Habitats (incl. habitats of Fauna-Flora-Habitat-Directive (FFH-D.))
  • HIC 6210 (*) Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites).
  • HIP 6220* Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals (Thero-Brachypodietea)
  • HIC 4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse.

Which indicators are used?

  • Species (incl FFH and BD)
  • Landscape Elements

Extent, diversity and period of herbaceous cover, evidence of traditional grazing practices and quality of traditional boundaries, rough grazing areas and structures (dry stone walls and huts) valuable for wildlife. 

Design of scheme / project

  • Pure Result Based Payments

Farmers were paid depending on the level of results achieved. In terms of payment increments for each level of achievement (i.e. score), payments rates for the low-medium quality scores were set at levels sufficient to cover the costs of farmers’ participation in the scheme, whilst also incentivising further progression towards delivery of higher quality outputs. Payments ranged from 120 to 600 euros per hectare.

By which fund(s) is the scheme / project implemented?

  • LIFE

How are the incentives (payment levels) calculated?

  • Based on the costs of management actions

Scheme also included ad-hoc payment for non productive investments

Is there a top up in case of reaching the goals?

  • No

How many hectares are in the scheme (year 2020)?

  • Less than 100

How many farmers take part in the scheme?

  • Less than 50

How are participating farmers supervised/advised?

  • Advisors visits (obligatory)

One-day classroom and field-based workshops were held for participating farmers

Are there any evaluation results (2020)?

  • No

Website

https://rbaps.eu/pilot-areas/navarra-spain/mosaic-farmed-habitats-navarra/

Contact person

GEstion Ambiental de Navarra S.A.

https://gan-nik.es/

https://gan-nik.es/blog/rbaps/


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