Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Economic Instruments, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

This group consists of six PAMs related to agriculture.
1. Implementation of Nitrates Directive decreases greenhouse gas emissions and the use of mineral fertilisers.
2. Common Agricultural Policy impacts e.g. on the cultivated area, selection of crops and animal numbers.
3. Support for Rural development (Regulation (EC) No 1783/2003) provides support for long-term cultivation of grass on organic soils (voluntary)
4. Increasing the area of multiannual crops on organic soils aims to increase the proportion of grass crops on organic soils
5. Agri-environmental payment programme (part of Rural Development Programmes for Mainland Finland for 2007–2013 and 2014–2020) covers over 90% of farms in Finland and it promotes decreasing nutrient load, preserving plantand animal biodiversity and the rural landscape; improving the productive capacity of agricultural land; and reducing GHG emissions.
6. Climate Programme for Finnish Agriculture - Steps Towards Climate Friendly Food presents a total of 76 measures to facilitate the adaptation of food production and consumption to climate change and/ or to mitigate the change. The selection of the measures was based on the most recent scientific research results and views of various experts involved in the food system. By implementing the measures put forward in the programme we will achieve more climate friendly food production and consumption. We will achieve more climate friendly food production and consumption.

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