Modernization and Qualification of Forest Companies
Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi
Provides a set of incentives to promote requalification of the business, processing and marketing of forest products in order to increase productivity in the forest sector.
Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?
Absence of technical skills by companies and operators in the forest sector.
Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?
To adjust companies to environmental requirements, safety and risk prevention; Modernize and rationalize forest operations ; Develop new products, processes and technologies for the forest sector; and Promotes market integration.
Side objectives/goals of the instrument?
Increases the economic value of forest products, considering its economic and social value and contribution to rural development.
Which laws and regulations support the implement of this instrument?
http://www.proder.pt/conteudo.aspx?menuid=567&exmenuid=558 [in portuguese]
The initiator/promoter of the instrument?
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND SEA
Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?
GPP - Office of Planning and Policies IFAP - Funding Institute of Agriculture and Fisheries ICNF - Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forest
What roles do these organisation play in each of them?
The GPP is responsible for the policies and regulations planning. The IFAP is responsible for the funding issues. The ICNF is responsible for the implementation and dissemination.
How the monitoring is ensured?
The monitoring is ensured through control actions (administrative and/or in loco) in order to evaluate the implementation of the instrument regulation.
How the compliance is ensured?
Control actions are done by sampling (EU regulation n.º 65/2011)
How is the overall performance of the instrument?
Compliance with the main forest policies instruments at the management level (forest management plans - PGF, forest protection management plans, pest and diseases and Fire - PEIF, PMDCI) is an important condition to achieve significant improvement on forest productivity and sustainibility.
There is however a report of continuous evaluation available (see 43b)
http://www.proder.pt/ [in portuguese]
Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?
Changes were related to simplify administritive procedures, regarding intereaction with the beneficiaires.
What are the main reasons or drivers behind changes mentioned?
Funding and Management capacity
Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?
Yes, please specify
Domingos, T., Oliveira das Neves, A., Marta-Pedroso, C. (Eds.), Martins, H., da Silva Vieira, R., Alves, M., Porta, M., e Ferreira, G. (2012). Relatório Final da Avaliação Contínua do Programa de Desenvolvimento Rural do Continente 2007- 2013 (ProDeR) do ano 2012. Estudo encomendado pela Autoridade de Gestão do ProDeR. Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos eInstituto Politécnico de Bragança, Lisboa e Bragança. http://www.proder.pt/conteudo.aspx?menuid=1696 [in portuguese]
http://www.proder.pt/conteudo.aspx?menuid=567&bl=1 (in portuguese)http://www.proder.pt/conteudo.aspx?menuid=567&bl=1 (in portuguese)http://www.proder.pt/conteudo.aspx?menuid=567&bl=1 (in portuguese)http://www.proder.pt/conteudo.aspx?menuid=567&bl=1 (in portuguese)
Several decrees frame the Programme for forestry support focusing on Modernization and Qualification of Forest Companies (see link, in Portuguese).
|Products||Bark/cork, Nuts, Mushrooms/truffles|
|Zone||South West Europe|
|Regions (NUTS 2)||Alentejo Region|
|Focus on NWFP||Indirect|