Agri-environmental indicators

This Eurostat online publication presents a detailed overview of an updated set of 28 agri-environmental indicators for the European Union (EU) intended to monitor the integration of environmental concerns into the Common agricultural policy (CAP).

Table of contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Policy background
1.2 Establishing agri-environmental indicators
1.3 Fact sheets - DPSIR framework

2. Fact sheets

2.1 Responses

2.1.1 Agri-environmental commitments
2.1.2 Agricultural areas under Natura 2000
2.1.3 Farmers’ training level and use of environmental farm advisory services (archived)
2.1.4 Area under organic farming (see Organic farming statistics)

2.2 Driving forces

2.2.1 Mineral fertiliser consumption
2.2.2 Consumption of pesticides
2.2.3 Irrigation
2.2.4 Energy use
2.2.5 Land use change (archived)
2.2.6 Cropping patterns and Livestock patterns
2.2.7 Soil cover, Tillage practices, Manure storage
2.2.8 Intensification/extensification (archived)
2.2.9 Specialisation
2.2.10 Risk of land abandonment (archived)

2.3 Pressures and risks

2.3.1 Gross nitrogen balance
2.3.2 Risk of pollution by phosphorus
2.3.3 Pesticide risk (archived)
2.3.4 Ammonia emissions (archived)
2.3.5 Greenhouse gas emissions (archived)
2.3.6 Water abstraction (archived)
2.3.7 Soil erosion
2.3.8 Genetic diversity
2.3.9 High Nature Value farmland
2.3.10 Renewable energy production (archived)

2.4 State / impact

2.4.1 Population trends of farmland birds (archived)
2.4.2 Soil quality (archived)
2.4.3 Water quality - Nitrate pollution (archived) and Pesticide pollution (archived)
2.4.4 Landscape - state and diversity (archived)