As part of activities targeting Result 2 in our project (task A: Survey of the methodological background and critical review of the existing assessments tools), we are aiming at the development of our own Eco-Farm Assessment & Decision Tool (EAD Tool). The survey, which was recently completed, gives an overview of the methodological background of selected farm assessment tools, CAP measures, farm data and information systems, implemented at the national levels.
Following the project plan, the report aims at recapping the academic knowledge about SAT for farm level evaluations and contextualizing different assessment approaches with the requirements for the CAPTIVATE project in order to provide a firm basis for a CAP-specific, production-oriented tool. Reviewing and evaluating different assessment approaches provides the required insights for developing an eco-farm assessment tool with special focus on the new CAP.
This report aspires to answer the following questions:
What are the main characteristics of selected sustainability assessment methods and tools?
Which type of SAT is most suitable for CAPTIVATE context?
Which types of indicators are most suitable for the CAPTIVATE project?
This review report is mainly based on desk research evaluating the latest and most relevant peer reviewed scientific literature related to “sustainability assessment”. Also, different reports and law texts were reviewed to portrait the relevant policy measures and the corresponding evaluation approaches.