The purpose of the Rural Development Program (RDP) for the Valencian Community 2014-2020 (PDR CV 2014-2020) is to implement a strategy which fulfils rural development priorities by means of a series of measures defined by EU regulations on rural development aid through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The study carried out by the Ivie for the Directorate General of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Development verifies the methodology used for calculating the economic value for the actions included in RDP measures: 10, Agro-environment and climate; 11, Ecological agriculture; and 13, Compensatory aid to areas with natural limitations or other specific limitations. These measures are intended to promote the sustainable development of rural areas, encourage ecological production and sustainable farming, and preserve the rural environment. The estimate obtained was based on the analysis of specialist literature and consultation of various rigorous statistical sources.
In addition, the Ivie has developed an estimate of the modulation and values applicable to economic studies (according to production guidelines), which are needed by the Regional Ministry in order to develop activities such as the application of the RDP 2014-2020 for the Valencian Community.