Evaluation of the impact of the programme of rural development 2007-2013 in Austria

By the Programme of Rural Development an annual volume of approximately 1 billion € was spent in Austria during 2007 to 2014. The support was given in order to improve the agri-environmental situation, to maintain agricultural production in regions with production disadvantages and to make productivity enhancing investments. The project evaluates the impact on employment and productivity and the nitrate balance. An econometric analysis of the programme impact at the level of municipalities will complement the model analysis.