ARCHIVE: Farm regulation and charging: Success criteria
Partners for Success (a farm regulation and charging strategy) was published on 28 November 2005. It set out a 10 year vision and the steps the farming industry and Government need to take to achieve it. Success criteria are needed so we can measure whether the strategy has been successful.
How have the success criteria have been developed?
From the wording of the vision. The table linked below sets out for a number of success criteria, the relevant baseline information available, what actions and milestones need to be achieved over the lifetime of the strategy (10 years) and the associated targets. Reaching the targets will demonstrate that the success criteria have been achieved.
- table of success criteria (PDF) [36 KB]
How do the success criteria relate to Departmental outcomes?
One of the major objectives of Partners for Success is the delivery of better, more effective farm regulation leading to the achievement of Departmental outcomes. The success criteria set out in this document are therefore complementary to those set out in other departmental strategies including the Defra five year strategy (see the examples below). They will help us to measure the effectiveness of our actions in delivering Defra’s departmental outcomes. All of the success criteria in the table below should help drive better outcomes especially those set out in the Sustainable Farming and Food Strategy.
How will the success criteria be taken forward
They will be kept under review and work will continue developing them and filling the gaps indicated in the tables. The whole set of success criteria will formally be reviewed on at least an annual basis and reported on at the appropriate time. They will be used to judge whether Partners for Success has been successful at changing behaviours and producing the regulatory outcomes we desire.
- Reversing the long-term decline in the number of farmland birds by 2020, as measured annually against underlying trends (PSA 3)
- Bring into favourable condition by 2010 95% of all nationally important wildlife sites (PSA 3)
- To improve the health and welfare of kept animals, and protect society from the impact of animal diseases, through sharing the management of risk with industry, including;
- a reduction of 40% in the prevalence of scrapie infection (from 0.33% to 0.20%) by 2010
- a reduction in the number of cases of BSE detected by both passive and active surveillance to less than 60 in 2006, with the disease being eradicated by 2010
- a reduction in the spread of Bovine TB to new parishes to below the incremental trend of 17.5 confirmed new incidents per annum by the end of 2008
Page last modified: 9 May 2006
Page published: 9 May 2006