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BAB 060/22: Converting Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) into Farm Sustainability Data Network (FSDN)

The Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) has been collecting economic data from farms for decades. With the reorientation of the EU agricultural policy towards more sustainability (ecology, biodiversity as well as social dimension), the FADN is to be converted into an information network on agricultural sustainability (FSDN).


Objective

  • To assess the feasibility of collecting farm-level data on a range of sustainability issues that support the objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy and biodiversity strategies, as well as other sustainability indicators.
  • Describe a methodological approach to efficiently and effectively collect data at farm level for the above topics.
  • Develop possible strategies for the implementation of a common and harmonised methodology for the collection of sustainability data for all Member States, including a roadmap for the transformation of the current FADN into the FSDN.

Work 2022

  • Identify and describe FADN implementation in Austria.
  • Collection of parameters on pesticide use, fertilisers, nutrients, animal welfare, organic farming, high diversity landscape features, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, biodiversity (including soil biodiversity), soil management (e.g. tillage, soil quality, soil quality). (e.g. tillage, winter soil cover, carbon content, crop rotation) Circular economy and bio-economy, Attractiveness of the agricultural sector (working conditions for farmers and farm workers), Social inclusion (well-being, living conditions for farmers and farm workers), Sustainable food production including waste management, Education
  • Conducting interviews on pilot farms.

Timetable

Project start: 1.1.2022
Project end: 31.12.2022

Project Leader

RESL, Thomas

DI M.Sc. Thomas RESL

Directorate

Team

GAHLEITNER, Gerhard

DI Gerhard GAHLEITNER

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
STICKLER, Yvonne

DI.in Dr.in Yvonne STICKLER

Agricultural, Environmental and Food Systems
WIESINGER, Georg

DI Dr. Georg WIESINGER

Rural Sociology and Library

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