The Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) is an instrument for evaluating the income of agricultural holdings and the impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy.

The aim of the network is to gather accountancy data from farms for the determination of incomes and business analysis of agricultural holdings. Derived from national surveys, the FADN is the only source of microeconomic data that is harmonized, which means that the accounting principles are the same in all EU Member States.

Its aim is to monitor the income and business activities of agricultural holdings and to evaluate the impacts of the common agricultural policy (CAP). The concept of the FADN was launched in 1965, when the legal basis for the organisation of the network was established by the Council Regulation 79/65.

Operating of FADN is the responsibility of a Liaison Agency in each Member State and is either undertaken by the Liaison Agency itself or by bodies designated by it.

The scope of the FADN survey covers only market-oriented farms whose size exceeds a minimum threshold. The FADN sample involves approximately eighty thousand holdings. They represent a population of about five million EU farms included in the Farm Structure Survey which covers approximately 90% of the total utilised agricultural area and account for about 90% of the total agricultural production in EU.







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