Agri-environmental indicators

Agri-environmental indicators (AEIs) track the integration of environmental concerns into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at EU, national and regional levels.

A set of 28 indicators was developed by the Commission in close collaboration with Member States following the last Commission Communication on Agri-environmental indicators of 2006.

Development and maintenance of the indicators is a collaborative effort between:

  • the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI),
  • the Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV),
  • Eurostat,
  • the Joint Research Centre (JRC),
  • the European Environment Agency (EEA), and
  • the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).

Eurostat disseminates the available indicator fact sheets. Where indicated, Eurostat also publishes the underlying indicator table (Tables, graphs and maps) or dataset (Data explorer). In other cases, the responsible data provider is indicated.

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 Agri-environmental indicator factsheets Data used in fact sheet (year)

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database

Most recent data (year) Meta-
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Responsible
1. Agri-environmental commitments 2017 - - - DG AGRI

2. Agricultural areas under Natura 2000 

See CAP Context indicator 34: NATURA 2000 areas

2016 - 2016 - EEA

3. Farmers' training level and use of environmental farm advisory services

See CAP Context indicator 24: Agricultural training of farm managers

2016 Data explorer 2016 Metadata DG AGRI Eurostat

4. Area under organic farming

See Organic farming statistics

2018 Tables, graphs and maps 2018 Metadata Eurostat
5. Mineral fertiliser consumption 2018 Data explorer 2018 Metadata Eurostat
6. Consumption of pesticides 2018 Tables, graphs and maps 2018 Metadata Eurostat
7. Irrigation 2016 Tables, graphs and maps 2016 Metadata Eurostat
8. Energy use 2017 Tables, graphs and maps 2018 Metadata Eurostat
9. Land use change - - - - EEA
10.1 Cropping patterns 2016 Tables, graphs and maps 2016 Metadata Eurostat
10.2 Livestock patterns 2016 Tables, graphs and maps 2016   Eurostat
11.1 Soil cover 2010 - 2010 - Eurostat
11.2 Tillage practices 2010 - 2010 - Eurostat
11.3 Manure storage 2010 Data explorer 2010 Metadata Eurostat

12. Intensification/extensification

See CAP Context indicator 33: Farming intensity

2016 Data explorer 2016 FADN DG AGRI
13. Specialisation 2016 Data explorer 2016 Metadata Eurostat
14. (Archive) Risk of land abandonment 2006-2008 - - - JRC
15. Gross nitrogen balance 2015 Tables, graphs and maps 2017 Metadata Eurostat
16. Risk of pollution by phosphorus 2015 Tables, graphs and maps 2017 Metadata Eurostat
17. Pesticide risk 2017 Tables, graphs and maps 2017 Metadata DG SANTE
18. (Archive) Ammonia emissions 2015 Tables, graphs and maps 2017 Metadata EEA

19. Greenhouse gas emissions

See  Climate change - driving forces 

2017 Tables, graphs and maps 2017 Metadata EEA

20. Water abstraction

See CAP Context indicator 39: Water abstraction in agriculture

2015 Data explorer 2017 Metadata EEA
21. Soil erosion 2016 Tables, graphs and maps 2016 Metadata JRC
22. Genetic diversity no data - - - EEA
23. High Nature Value farmland no data - - - DG AGRI

24. Production of renewable energy 

See CAP Context indicator 43: Production of renewable energy from agriculture and forestry

2016 - 2016 - DG AGRI Eurostat

25. Population trends of farmland birds

See Biodiversity statistics or Common farmland birds in the EU

2017 Data explorer 2018 Metadata EEA
26. (Archive) Soil quality 2006 - - - JRC

27.1 Water Quality - Nitrate pollution

(see Waterbase or in the archive Water quality - Nitrate pollution)

2009 - - - EEA

27.2 Water Quality - Pesticide pollution

(see Waterbase or in the archive Water quality - Pesticide pollution)

2011 - - - EEA
28. (Archive) Landscape - state and diversity 1996-2005 - - - JRC