CLAIM is a research project funded by the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, specific programme 'Cooperation', Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) theme, Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) activity.
The agriculture, forestry and fisheries research activity is heavily policy-driven. It intends to contribute to the development of competitive, multifunctional and sustainable production systems, both improving the quality and safety of the food supply and responding to society's expectations, including provision of landscape-related services.
Into this general framework the CLAIM project aims to provide the knowledge base to support an effective CAP policy design in the direction of improved landscape management, particularly providing insights into the ability of landscape to contribute to the production of added value for society in rural areas.
CLAIM project is particularly focused on understanding and enhancing the contribution of landscapes management to socio-economic development and agricultural competitiveness in rural areas.
The main expected result of the CLAIM project is an evidence-based policy support framework on the different and possible contributions of agriculture and the CAP to landscape management. The framework will be mainly developed and validated through a set of 9 case studies covering contrasting agricultural systems and landscape features, a strong involvement of stakeholders at different territorial levels and a wide coverage of the perspectives of EU and candidate countries. The framework will finally take the practical form of a web-based manual to be implemented in accordance to stakeholders needs and indications.
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