Implementation of EU-Regulation No. 2078/92

A Comparison of Agri-Environmental Schemes in Great Britain and Germany

  • C. Retter

The theme of the study “A comparison of agri-environmental schemes in Great Britain and Germany – Implementation of Regulation 2078/92” has been developed out of the idea to work out the strategies of agri-environmental schemes in different countries.

With the 1992 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) environmental aspects were incorporated for the first time. Being part of the “Accompanying Measures”, Regulation (EEC) No. 2078/92 applies to “agricultural production methods compatible with the requirements of the protection of the environment and the maintenance of the countryside” (BALDOCK & BEAUFOY, 1992, p. 2). The Regulation has been introduced in all Member States of the European Community (EC, now European Union (EU)) through agri-environmental schemes and builds the basis for the thesis leading to its fundamental question: In which way do Great Britain and Germany implement Regulation 2078/92?