Land Parcel Information Systems

HOW GOVERNMENTS AND FARMERS EXCHANGE INFORMATION TO IMPROVE THE LAND PARCEL INFORMATION SYSTEM.

Lead responsible: Tamme van der Wal

Introduction
Since the 1992 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) administrations and payment agencies across Europe developed Land Parcel Information Systems (LPIS) to define, register and control land eligible for subsidies. LPIS evolved into an agricultural policy tool used for many different purposes. The upcome of on-farm GIS systems for logistics and precision farming purposes gave farmers GIS tools identical to LPIS. Issues on data exchange, re-use and harmonised definitions arised. In this workshop we want to explore how governments deal with farmers inputs to improve their LPIS and keep it up-to-date. We will catalog different practices. Also we want to discuss the impact of the coming CAP reform 2013+ on LPIS and its future update process. With more than 50 different implementations we expect to find good practices that have a better position to deal with the reform plans. The workshop will result in a list of Tops & Tips for LPIS stakeholders to take into account in their LPIS update process.

Preliminary programme

9:00 – 10:00 PRESENTATIONS:
1. “The CAP reform and its impact on LPIS” – – Tamme van der Wal, AeroVision (NL)
2. “Overview of current LPIS update practices” -Marcel Meijer, Alterra (NL)
3. "e-Government tools and technologies”

Chairman and facilitator: Tamme van der Wal, AeroVision (NL) and coordinator of UNIFARM FP7 project to set-up a GNSS user forum in agriculture.

10:00 – 11:00 Discussion & selection of issues for open space
Chairman and facilitator: Tamme van der Wal, AeroVision (NL) and coordinator of UNIFARM FP7 project to set-up a GNSS user forum in agriculture.

11:00-11:30 break

11:30 – 12:30 OPEN SPACE SESSION
Discussions based on ‘open space workshop technology’ on 4 or 5 identified topics during the previous part of the workshop. (e.g. 7% set aside, farmers involvement, precision agriculture, use of EGNOS etc.).
Each topic has a reporter for fast collection and presentation of results. The workshop will be closed with a 2 minute presentation pitch from each topic.