Best Practice Examples
The project focuses on the question: which innovative contract models enhance the provision of environmental goods and at the same time enable economically viable agricultural production?
In the beginning of the project four contract-based approaches were defined to form the basis of the investigations: i) results-based payment schemes, ii) cooperative implementations, iii) land tenure-based approaches, and iv) value chain approaches.
In the course of the project, however, it became apparent that these originally assumed contract types are hardly to be found in pure form. In order to better deal with the complexity of contractual design, we have therefore adapted the classification.
We distinguish three different contract types:
1) Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) contracts including agri-environment and climate measures (AECM),
2) Land tenure contracts
3) Contracts associated with the value-chain.
All three contract types may differ in their design characteristics and a) have a result-based or action-based contract design and b) have a collective or bilateral design.
This classification is set out in our first deliverable „Key concepts to investigate agri-environmental contracts – Shared Conceptual Framework“ (D1.1) and further deliverables and milestones build on this accordingly.
Below you find our Best Practice Factsheets (extracted from the Milestone MS8/2.1) organized according to their prevailing contract type and design characteristic.
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)