Good Agricultural Environmental Conditions (GAEC 2010)

External Data Spec Published 07 Nov 2016
Good agricultural and environmental conditions, abbreviated as GAEC, refers to a set of  European Union (EU)  standards (described in Annex III of  Council Regulation 73/2009 ) defined at national or regional level, aiming at a  sustainable  agriculture. Keeping land in good agricultural and environmental conditions is directly related to issues such as: maintaining the total area of  permanent pasture . minimum level of maintenance; protection and management of water; soil erosion; soil organic matter; soil structure; These standards are to be respected by European farmers receiving direct payments or some of the rural development payments.

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