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Farm Accountancy Data Network


The Farm Accountancy Data Network gathers information on the business operation of farms. This Regulation launches the network and describes how it works.


Regulation No 79/65/EEC of the Council of 15 June 1965 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Economic Community [See amending acts].


The Farm Accountancy Data Network was set up in 1965 to provide the Commission with the information it needs to monitor farming business in the European Union (EU). It has the task of collecting and analysing data from a sample of up to 105 000 farms.

Each Member State appoints two bodies to take part in the survey:

  • a liaison agency, which gathers and transmits the data
  • a national committee, which is responsible for selecting returning holdings. Where a Member State is composed of a number of divisions, this body relies on regional committees.

The accountancy offices draw up a separate return for every returning holding for which they are responsible. These returns contain essential information on factors of production and the other particulars required to assess the farm's income.

The Commission is also assisted by the Community Committee for the Farm Accountancy Data Network.

Other provisions

No individual accountancy data or other individual details obtained under this Regulation may be used for tax purposes, or be divulged or used for purposes other than those specified in the Regulation.`


ActEntry into force - Date of expiryDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Regulation No 79/65/EEC13.07.1965-OJ 109 of 23.06.1965


Regulation (EC) No 636/2007 [Official Journal L 146 of 08.06.2007]
Romania is considered a single division until 2010.

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Regulation (EEC) No 2835/7201.01.1973-OJ L 298, 31.12.1972
Regulation (EEC) No 2910/7330.10.1973-OJ L 299, 27.10.1973
Regulation (EEC) No 2143/8101.08.1981-OJ L 210, 30.07.1981
Regulation (EEC) No 3644/8501.01.1986-OJ L 348, 24.12.1985
Regulation (EEC) No 3768/8501.01.1986-OJ L 362, 31.12.1985
Regulation (EEC) No 3577/9001.01.1991-OJ L 353, 17.12.1990
Regulation (EC) No 2801/9513.10.1995-OJ L 291, 06.12.1995
Regulation (EC) No 1256/9709.07.1997-OJ L 174, 02.07.1997
Regulation (EC) No 806/200305.06.2003-OJ L 122, 16.05.2003
Regulation (EC) No 2059/200302.12.2003-OJ L 308, 25.11.2003
Regulation (EC) No 660/200416.04.2004-OJ L 104, 08.04.2004
Regulation (EC) No 1791/200601.01.2007-OJ L 363, 20.12.2006

Successive amendments and corrections to Regulation No 79/65/EEC have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version (PDF ) has a purely documentary value.


Decision 85/377/EEC establishing a Community typology for agricultural holdings [Official Journal L 220 of 17.081985].
See consolidated version (PDF ).

Regulation (EEC) No 1915/83 [Official Journal L 190 of 14.07.1983].
On certain detailed implementing rules concerning the keeping of accounts for the purpose of determining the incomes of agricultural holdings.
See consolidated version (PDF ).

Regulation (EEC) No 1859/82 [Official Journal L 205 of 13.07.1982].
Concerning the selection of returning holdings for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings.
See consolidated version (PDF ).

Regulation (EEC) No 2237/77 [Official Journal L 263 of 17.10.1977].
On the form of farm return to be used for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings.
See consolidated version (PDF ).

Last updated: 05.04.2008

See also

For more details, see the Farm Accountancy Data Network: FADN.

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