ARiMR - Parcel Identification System
Details of implementation
After Poland joined the European Union, it was necessary to implement an Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) for direct farming subsidies. One of the biggest challenges within the framework of IACS was getting reference data from the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS), such as boarders of parcels, areas not subject to subsidies and orthophotos. This data comprised the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) which finally covered an area of over 98% of the area of Poland. Most of the data gained by the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR) in order to create LPIS was subject to quality control carried out within the framework of the Contract, additionally, the Contractor processed the gained data and imported it to IACS databases.
The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR) was created in 1994 in order to support the development of agriculture and rural areas. ARiMR was appointed by the Government of the Republic of Poland to play a role of an accredited paying agency. It busies itself with implementation of instruments co-financed by the EU budget and grants aid using national financial resources. The Agency, as a performer of agricultural policy, closely cooperates with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. ARiMR is at the same time subject to the supervision of the Ministry of Finances within the scope of managing public funds. The main beneficiaries of activities carried out by ARiMR are farmers, rural areas dwellers, entrepreneurs and local self-governments. ARiMR also grants aid to entities of the fishing sector.