High Nature Value (HNV) farming
Why is this a priority?
HNV farming systems are inherently high in wildlife value and produce other environmental benefits including carbon storage, clean water and landscapes that help wildlife adapt to climate change. However, they often receive little or no current CAP support and urgent solutions are needed to support the economic viability of these environmentally beneficial and culturally-rich farming systems to ensure their continued existence.
Trees Robijns, trees.robijns(at)birdlife.org
 In the priorities of the proposal article 5.4a “for restoring and preserving biodiversity”; in the measure article 18 “investment in physical assets” (which includes tangible or non-tangible investments for HNV) and in article 21 “basic services and village renewal in the rural areas” (which covers Natura 2000 management plans, protection and other HNV areas).