The BESTMAP project is organising its Final Event, which will take place on 7 February 2024 in Brussels, Belgium. The primary objective is to investigate the effectiveness of the current agri-environmental schemes in achieving the necessary environmental impact and to consider how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could better contribute to halting biodiversity loss in Europe.
A key feature of the event will be the presentation and discussion of findings from three H2020 European research projects affiliated with the AGRIMODEL cluster: BESTMAP, AGRICORE, and MIND STEP. This discussion will include scientific evidence, facts, and figures regarding the current impact of agro-environmental policies, as well as possible policy suggestions.
The ultimate goal is to formulate a set of recommendations, which will be presented at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in March 2024, the premier meeting place in Brussels to debate sustainable agriculture and environmental challenges, attracting diverse stakeholders, from intrnational institutions to farmers, NGOs, and businesses.