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19/06/2015  No birthday without cake! Conclusions
16/06/2015  Presentations made on the 50th anniversary day
15/06/2015  FADN on YouTube!
15/06/2015  Emmanuel Jacquin, a che serve oggi la RICA? On 11 June, the Italian magazine "L'Informatore Agrario" interviewed Mr E. Jacquin, Head of the Unit in charge of the FADN in DG Agriculture and Rural Development. The interview is available on the website of the magazine and on Youtube
12/06/2015 Témoignage sur la conférence Par Pierre-Alain JAYET.

10/06/2015  News on Europa Web site!
08/06/2015  Final agenda 10-11/6/2015!
05/06/2015  Last FADN publication on Farm Economic overview in the News!
04/06/2015 HOMMAGE AUX VETERANS ET A LEURS SUCCESSEURS, Vive le RICA Européen! Par Claude BAILLET.

03/06/2015  Agenda 10-11/6/2015
16/06/2014 RICA publications has two stars (page 27) and RICA database has three stars (page 31)! Report on high-value datasets from EU institutions

EU-FADN - 50 years of providing essential information for the CAP Top


2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN).

Right after the Common Agricultural Policy was established, the FADN was created to provide «available objective and relevant information on incomes and on the business operation of holdings» (Council Regulation 79/65/EEC of 15 June 1965), deemed necessary for the development of the policy.

These main goals have been stable over the last 50 years but FADN obviously evolves along with the policy priorities to meet new demands: new variables have been recently added on the use of fertilisers to be able to monitor environmental issues; the information collected on subsidies has been updated to reflect the reform of the CAP, etc.

Learn more about the FADN by downloading the leaflet available in all EU official languages! EU Farm Accountancy Data Network 50 years of support for EU agriculture and farmers Choose translations of the previous link  

Something more about these 50 years... Top


Before 1989 the data were stored on paper and up to 2001 on several magnetic medium, hardly enabling any quality checks.


An example of historical data supports


The Committee for the FADN assists the Commission in the implementation of the FADN. The Committee meets regularly about 3 times per year in Brussels and its documentation has been classified since the first meeting under a numbering system coded as RI/CC, which stands for Réseau d'Information Comité Communautaire.

Here is the RI/CC nr 1!


This page will be constantly updated along the whole year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the FADN by publishing news, documentation, etc.

Please visit this page regularly to find out more about these 50 years of FADN!


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