The Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) is a reference database of the agriculture parcels used as a basis for the direct payments to the farmers in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) finances, via the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (‘EAGF’), direct payments to farmers and measures to respond to market instabilities or environmental challenges. To ensure that payments are regular, the CAP relies on the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), a set of comprehensive administrative and on‑the‑spot checks on subsidy applications, which is managed by the Member States. The Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) is a key component of the IACS. It is an IT system based on ortho‑imagery (aerial or satellite photographs) which records all agricultural parcels in the Member States. It serves two main purposes: to clearly locate all eligible agricultural land contained within reference parcels and to calculate their maximum eligible area (MEA). The LPIS is used for cross‑checking during the administrative control procedures and as a basis for on‑the‑spot checks by the paying agency.

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