News from the Results-Based Payments Community

On 24 April, the Results-based Agricultural Payment Scheme Network (RBP network) met for the second time in its history. The meeting built on the momentum generated through the inauguration of the informal network last September in Vienna. Due to Covid-19, it was held online instead of the planned in-person network meeting in Barcelona that had to be postponed - together with the ILCN/ELCN Global Congress - to April 2021.

The RBP network is off to a good start: It recently published its website, where it presents country case studies, offers information on RBP pilot projects and a compiles a growing literature database. Tilmann Disselhoff, Eurosite Board member and the coordinator of the LIFE ELCN project, has become an active member of the RBP network, thus ensuring maximum synergy between the two initiatives.

Recently, a new book has been published about RBPS in Ireland, to which ELCN project partner Brenden Dunford of the Burren Programme contributed.