HANDBOOK ON FARM ADVISORY SYSTEMS
At the workshop on farm advisory and water protection organized by DG ENV in October 2009 in Brussels, the decision was taken to develop a handbook of ideas for administrations about integrating water issues in farm advisory services.
COM services, Expert Group members with the support of a consultant, have then developed a handbook outlining examples and approaches for organizing farm advisory.
The final handbook was presented in Seville on 6 April 2010 and endorsed by the Expert Group on WFD & agriculture.
'Integrating water issues in Farm advisory services – a Handbook of ideas for administrations' can be downloaded in: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/quantity/pdf/FAShandbk.pdf
On the basis of measures, methods or activities that are considered successful in terms of achieving desired outcomes and good performances when it comes to UNCCD operational and strategic objectives, and that are contributing to enhance the implementation of the Convention.
Negative impacts resulting from agricultural activities on water bodies, as the ones mentioned next:
1)Nutrient enrichment of surface and groundwater
2)Pesticides in ground- and surface water
3)Alterations of hydrologic regimes
5)Sediment transport into surface water due to soil erosion.|
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