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Cross Compliance

Since 1. 1. 2009 is in the Czech Republic payment of agricultural subsidies Direct payments, Some support under the common market organization for wine and Selected payments Rural Development Programme (RDP) linked with the performance standards of keeping the land in good agricultural and environmental conditions, compliance with the statutory management requirements collated in three areas Environment, climate change, good agricultural and environmental condition of land, Public health, animal health and plant health and Animal welfare.

Concerned beneficiaries receiving:

Direct payments under Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013

  • Single Area Payment;
  • Payment for agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment;
  • Voluntary coupled support (starch potatoes, hops, fruit species with very high/high labour intensity, ware potatoes, vegetable species with very high/high labour intensity, sugar beet, protein crops, beef and veal - suckler calf, milk and milk products - dairy cow, sheepmeat and goatmeat - ewes or goats grazed on grassland);
  • Payment under the young farmers scheme.

The annual payment under Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013

  • The annual payment under points (a) and (b) of Article 21(1): agri-environmental measures, afforestation of agricultural land, conservation of production grouping of woodland as a measure of Natura 2000 in the forests, forestry-environmental measure - improving the species composition of forests;
  • The annual payment under Articles 28 to 31, 33 and 34:        agri-environment-climate measures, organic farming, payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints, payment in Natura 2000 area   on agricultural land, animal welfare, payments for forestry-environmental and climate services and forest protection, payments for afforestation of agricultural land.

Payments under Articles 46 and 47 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013

  • Restructuring and conversion of vineyards

Cross Compliance  – system structure

  • 20 requirements and standards (DZES 1–7, PPH 1–13),
  • 6 specialised control bodies:
    • The State Agricultural Intervention Fund (SAIF)
    • The Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA)
    • The Czech Environmental Inspectorate (CEI)
    • The Czech Breeding Inspectorate (CBI)
    • The State Veterinary Administration (SVA)
    • The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA)

 

Conditions for maintaining good agricultural and environmental condition of land (GAEC) are resolved within seven standards relating to:

1. Buffer strips along watercourses

2. Irrigation systems

3. The protection of groundwater against pollution

4. Minimum soil cover

5. Minimum land management to reduce erosion

6. Maintenance soil organic matter levels, including a ban on burning stubble

7. Preservation of landscape features and measures against invasive species of plants

supervised State Agricultural Intervention Fund (SAIF) and delegated Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA).

 

Compliance with the conditions to statutory management requirements (SMR) laid down under Articles selected European regulations and directives is verified by controlled requirements (control questions):

Protection of water against pollution by nitrates from agricultural sources (SMR 1) supervised by Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA),

Conservation of wild birds (SMR 2) supervised by Czech Environmental Inspectorate (CEI) www.cizp.cz,

Conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna (SMR 3) supervised by Czech Environmental Inspectorate (CEI) www.cizp.cz,

General principles and requirements of food law (SMR 4) supervised by Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA), Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA) and State Veterinary Administration (SVA),

Prohibition on the use in stockfarming of certain substances having a hormonal or thyrostatic action and beta-agonists (SMR 5) supervised by State Veterinary Administration (SVA),

Identification and registration of animals – pigs, bovine, ovine and caprine (SMR 6, 7, 8) supervised by Czech Breeding Inspectorate (CBI),

Rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (SMR 9) checks Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA) and State Veterinary Administration (SVA),

Concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (SMR 10) supervised by Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA),

Animal welfare - Minimum requirements for the protection of calves (SMR 11), Minimum standards for the protection of pigs (SMR 12) and The requirements for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes (SMR 13) supervised by State Veterinary Administration (SVA).

Area

Main issue

Requirements/ Standards

Specialised  Control Body

Environment, climate change, good agricultural condition of land

Water

PPH 1

CISTA

DZES 1

CISTA

DZES 2

SAIF

DZES 3

CISTA

Soil and carbon stock

DZES 4

SAIF

DZES 5

SAIF

DZES 6

SAIF

Landscape, minimum level of maintenance

PPH 2

CEI

PPH 3

CEI

DZES 7

SAIF

Area

Main issue

Requirements/ Standards

Specialised Control Body

Public health, animal health and plant health

Food safety

PPH 4

CAFIA + CISTA + SVA

PPH 5

SVA

Identification and registration of animals

PPH 6

CBI

PPH 7

CBI

PPH 8

CBI

Animal diseases

PPH 9

CISTA + SVA

Plant protection products

PPH 10

CISTA

Area

Main issue

Requirements/ Standards

Specialised Control Body

Animal welfare

Animal welfare

PPH 11

SVA

PPH 12

SVA

PPH 13

SVA

 

Detailed information on all requirements and standards are set out in the Guide farmer (in Czech), which can be found in the Documents section to download.

National contact point: cross-compliance@mzecz 

 

Legislation

Conditions and rules Cross Compliance controls are based on EU legislation:

The national legislative provisions that include rules on Cross Compliance are:

  • Act No. 252/1997 Coll., on agriculture,
  • Government Regulation No. 309/2014 Coll., on designation of consequences for breach of conditionality of provision of some agricultural subsidies
  • Government Regulation No. 308/2014 Coll., amending some Government Regulation in connection with the adoption of the Government Decree on determining the consequences of a breach of the Provision of certain agricultural subsidies, and Government Regulation laying down the details records of land use based on user relations,
  • Government Regulation No. 307/2014 Coll., on the details of registration of land use based on user relations (LPIS).

 


May 16, 2013

Inspection institutions

List of inspection bodies involved in the control of cross-compliance requirements


May 16, 2013

Good Agriculture and Environmental condition 2013

Description of Good Agriculture and Environmental condition for Czech Republic


Jun 5, 2009

Requirements and standards in 2009

List of the standards of Good agricultural and environmental conditions (GAEC); Statutory management requirements (SMR); minimum requirements for fertilizer and plant protection product use as part of agri-environmental measures (AEO).