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Document 32014R0715

Commission Regulation (EU) No 715/2014 of 26 June 2014 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods, as regards the list of characteristics to be collected in the farm structure survey 2016 Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 190, 28.6.2014, p. 8–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2018; Implicitly repealed by 32018R1091

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2014/715/oj

28.6.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 190/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 715/2014

of 26 June 2014

amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods, as regards the list of characteristics to be collected in the farm structure survey 2016

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods (1), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 provides for a programme of surveys on the structure of agricultural holdings up to 2016.

(2)

There is a need to collect data for monitoring the implementation of measures associated with the revision of the common agricultural policy after 2013. Additionally, there is a need to collect data for monitoring the implementation of measures associated with rural development (2).

(3)

There is a lack of statistical information on the use of nutrients, irrigation and agricultural production methods linked with structural data at the level of individual holdings. Therefore it is necessary to improve the collection of information on nutrient and water use and agricultural production methods on agricultural holdings; to provide additional statistics for the development of agri-environmental policy; and to improve the quality of agri-environmental indicators.

(4)

The amendment of the list of characteristics is based on the principle that the overall burden will remain balanced, as those variables which are obsolete due to changes in related legislation or variables omitted in 2016 on an one-off basis are dropped while others are added, mainly due to growing and changing needs for agricultural statistical information linked to the new common agricultural policy towards 2020, notably with regard to the enhancement of its environmental performance and the related agro-environmental information needed, considering also that the level of EU financial contribution to the survey remains constant.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Statistics,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 is replaced by the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 26 June 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 321, 1.12.2008, p. 14.

(2)  Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 487).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX III

List of farm structure survey characteristics for 2016

CHARACTERISTICS

UNITS/CATEGORIES

I.   General characteristics

Location of the holding (1)

 

– –

NUTS (2) 3 region

NUTS 3 code

– –

Is the holding in a Less Favoured Area (LFA)?

L/M/N (3)

Legal personality of the holding

 

– –

Is the holding a common land unit?

Yes/No

– –

Is the legal and economic responsibility of the holding assumed by:

 

– – –

a natural person who is a sole holder, where the holding is independent?

Yes/No

– – – –

If the answer to the previous question is “yes”, is this person (the holder) also the manager?

Yes/No

– – – – –

If this person is not the manager, is the manager a member of the holder's family?

Yes/No

– – – – –

If the manager is a member of the holder's family, is the manager the spouse of the holder?

Yes/No

– – –

one or more natural persons who is/are a partner, where the holding is a group holding?

Yes/No

– – –

a legal person?

Yes/No

Type of tenure (in relation to the holder) and farming system

 

– –

Utilised agricultural area:

 

– – –

For owner farming

ha

– – –

For tenant farming

ha

– – –

For share farming or other modes

ha

– – –

Common land

ha

Organic farming

 

– –

Is organic farming practiced on the holding?

Yes/No

– –

Details (4)

 

– – –

Total utilised agricultural area of the holding on which organic farming production methods are applied and certified according to national or European Union rules

ha

– – –

Total utilised agricultural area of the holding that is under conversion to organic farming production methods to be certified according to national or European Union rules

ha

– – –

Area of the holding on which organic farming production methods according to national or European Union rules are either applied and certified or under conversion to be certified:

 

– – – –

Cereals for the production of grain (including seed)

ha

– – – –

Dried pulses and protein crops for the production of grain (including seed and mixtures of cereals and pulses)

ha

– – – –

Potatoes (including early potatoes and seed potatoes)

ha

– – – –

Sugar beet (excluding seed)

ha

– – – –

Oil seed crops

ha

– – – –

Fresh vegetables, melons and strawberries

ha

– – – –

Pasture and meadow, excluding rough grazings

ha

– – – –

Fruit and berry plantations

ha

– – – –

Citrus plantations

ha

– – – –

Olive plantations

ha

– – – –

Vineyards

ha

– – – –

Other crops (fibre crops, etc.) including rough grazings

ha

– – –

Organic production methods applied to animal production and certified according to national or European Union rules:

 

– – – –

Bovine animals

Head

– – – –

Pigs

Head

– – – –

Sheep and goats

Head

– – – –

Poultry

Head

– – – –

Other animals

Yes/No

– –

Destination of the holding's production:

 

– – –

Household consumes more than 50 % of the value of the final production of the holding

Yes/No

– – –

Direct sale to final consumers represents more than 50 % of the total sales of the holding

Yes/No

II.   Land

Arable land

 

– –

Cereals for the production of grain (including seed):

 

– – –

Common wheat and spelt

ha

– – –

Durum wheat

ha

– – –

Rye

ha

– – –

Barley

ha

– – –

Oats

ha

– – –

Grain maize

ha

– – –

Rice

ha

– – –

Other cereals for the production of grain

ha

– –

Dried pulses and protein crops for the production of grain (including seed and mixtures of cereals and pulses)

ha

– – –

of which peas, field beans and sweet lupins

ha

– –

Potatoes (including early potatoes and seed potatoes)

ha

– –

Sugar beet (excluding seed)

ha

– –

Fodder roots and brassicas (excluding seed)

ha

– –

Industrial crops:

 

– – –

Tobacco

ha

– – –

Hops

ha

– – –

Cotton

ha

– – –

Rape and turnip rape

ha

– – –

Sunflower

ha

– – –

Soya

ha

– – –

Linseed (oil flax)

ha

– – –

Other oil seed crops

ha

– – –

Flax

ha

– – –

Hemp

ha

– – –

Other fibre crops

ha

– – –

Aromatic plants, medicinal and culinary plants

ha

– – –

Other industrial crops not mentioned elsewhere

ha

– –

Fresh vegetables, melons and strawberries of which:

 

– – –

Outdoor or under low (not accessible) protective cover

ha

– – – –

Open field

ha

– – – –

Market gardening

ha

– – –

Under glass or other (accessible) protective cover

ha

– –

Flowers and ornamental plants (excluding nurseries):

 

– – –

Outdoor or under low (not accessible) protective cover

ha

– – –

Under glass or other (accessible) protective cover

ha

– –

Plants harvested green:

 

– – –

Temporary grass

ha

– – –

Other plants harvested green:

 

– – – –

Green maize

ha

– – – –

Leguminous plants

ha

– – – –

Other plants harvested green not mentioned elsewhere

ha

– –

Arable land seed and seedlings

ha

– –

Other arable land crops

ha

– –

Fallow land

ha

Kitchen gardens

ha

Permanent grassland

ha

– –

Pasture and meadow, excluding rough grazings

ha

– –

Rough grazings

ha

– –

Permanent grassland no longer used for production purposes and eligible for the payment of subsidies

ha

Permanent crops

 

– –

Fruit and berry plantations

ha

– – –

Fruit species, of which:

ha

– – – –

Fruit of temperate climate zones

ha

– – – –

Fruit of subtropical climate zones

ha

– – –

Berry species

ha

– – –

Nuts

ha

– –

Citrus plantations

ha

– –

Olive plantations

ha

– – –

Normally producing table olives

ha

– – –

Normally producing olives for oil production

ha

– –

Vineyards, of which normally producing:

ha

– – –

Quality wine

ha

– – –

Other wines

ha

– – –

Table grapes

ha

– – –

Raisins

ha

– –

Nurseries

ha

– –

Other permanent crops

ha

– –

Permanent crops under glass

ha

Other land

 

– –

Unutilised agricultural land

ha

– –

Wooded area

ha

– – –

of which short rotation coppices

ha

– –

Other land (land occupied by buildings, farmyards, tracks, ponds, quarries, infertile land, rock, etc.)

ha

Mushrooms

ha

Energy crops

ha

Irrigation

 

– –

Irrigated area

 

– – –

Total irrigable area

ha

– – –

Total cultivated area irrigated at least once during the previous 12 months

ha

– –

Irrigation methods employed

 

– – –

Surface irrigation (flooding, furrows)

Yes/No

– – –

Sprinkler irrigation

Yes/No

– – –

Drop irrigation

Yes/No

– –

Source of irrigation water used on the holding

 

– – –

On-farm ground water

Yes/No

– – –

On-farm surface water (ponds or dams)

Yes/No

– – –

Off-farm surface water from lakes, rivers or watercourses

Yes/No

– – –

Off-farm water from common water supply networks

Yes/No

– – –

Other sources

Yes/No

III.   Livestock

Equidae

Head

Bovine animals:

 

– –

Bovine animals, under one year old, male and female

Head

– –

Bovine animals, one but less than two years old, male

Head

– –

Bovine animals, one but less than two years old, female

Head

– –

Male bovine animals, two years old and over

Head

– –

Heifers, two years old and over

Head

– –

Dairy cows

Head

– –

Other cows

Head

Sheep and goats:

 

– –

Sheep (all ages)

Head

– – –

Breeding females

Head

– – –

Other sheep

Head

– –

Goats (all ages)

Head

– – –

Breeding females

Head

– – –

Other goats

Head

Pigs:

 

– –

Piglets having a live weight of under 20 kilograms

Head

– –

Breeding sows weighing 50 kilograms and over

Head

– –

Other pigs

Head

Poultry:

 

– –

Broilers

Head

– –

Laying hens

Head

– –

Other poultry:

Head

– – –

Turkeys

Head

– – –

Ducks

Head

– – –

Geese

Head

– – –

Ostriches

Head

– – –

Other poultry, not mentioned elsewhere

Head

Rabbits, breeding females

Head

Bees

Hives

Livestock not mentioned elsewhere

Yes/No

IV.   Labour force

IV.(i)

Farm work on the holding

Holder

 

– –

Gender

Male/Female

– –

Age

Age bands (5)

– –

Farm work on the holding (apart from housework)

AWU % band 1 (6)

Manager

 

– –

Gender

Male/Female

– –

Age

Age bands (5)

– –

Farm work on the holding (apart from housework)

AWU % band 2 (7)

Training of manager

 

– –

Agricultural training of manager

Training codes (8)

– –

Vocational training undertaken by the manager during the last 12 months

Yes/No

Members of sole holder's family carrying out farm work for the holding: male

 

– –

Farm work on the holding (apart from housework)

AWU % band 2

Members of sole holder's family carrying out farm work for the holding: female

 

– –

Farm work on the holding (apart from housework)

AWU % band 2

Non-family labour regularly employed: male

 

– –

Farm work on the holding (apart from housework)

AWU % band 2

Non-family labour regularly employed: female

 

– –

Farm work on the holding (apart from housework)

AWU % band 2

Non-family labour employed on a non-regular basis: male and female

Full-time working days

IV.(ii)

Other gainful activities: Non-farm work on the holding (not directly related to the holding) and work outside the holding

Other gainful activities of the holder who is also the manager:

M/S/N (9)

Other gainful activities of the other members of the sole holder's family: main activity

Number of persons

Other gainful activities of the other members of the sole holder's family: secondary activity

Number of persons

V.   Other gainful activities of the holding (directly related to the holding)

V.(i)

List of other gainful activities

Provision of health, social or educational services

Yes/No

Tourism, accommodation and other leisure activities

Yes/No

Handicraft

Yes/No

Processing of farm products

Yes/No

Production of renewable energy

Yes/No

Wood processing (e.g. sawing)

Yes/No

Aquaculture

Yes/No

Contractual work (using production means of the holding)

 

– –

Agricultural (for other holdings)

Yes/No

– –

Non-agricultural

Yes/No

Forestry

Yes/No

Other

Yes/No

Who is involved?

 

– –

Holder who is also the manager

M/S/N (9)

– –

Other members of the sole holder's family, as their main activity

Number of persons

– –

Other members of the sole holder's family, as their secondary activity

Number of persons

– –

Non-family members regularly working on the holding, as their main activity

Number of persons

– –

Non-family members regularly working on the holding, as their secondary activity

Number of persons

V.(ii)

Importance of the other gainful activities directly related to the holding

Percentage of the final output of the holding

Percentage bands (10)

VI.   Support for rural development

Holding benefited from one of the rural development measures during the last 3 years (11)

Yes/No

– –

Participation of farmers in food quality schemes

Yes/No

– –

Payments linked to Natura 2000 and the Water Framework Directive (12)

Yes/No

– –

Agri-environment payments — climate payments

Yes/No

– –

Organic farming

Yes/No

– –

Animal welfare payments

Yes/No

– –

Investments in physical assets

Yes/No

– –

Prevention and restoration of damage to agricultural production potential by natural disasters and catastrophic events

Yes/No

– –

Farm and business development

Yes/No

– –

Investments in forest area development and viability of forests

Yes/No

– –

Afforestation and creation of woodland

Yes/No

– –

Establishment of agro-forestry systems

Yes/No

– –

Prevention and restoration of damage to forests

Yes/No

– –

Investments improving resilience and environmental value of forests

Yes/No

– –

Investments in forestry technologies and in processing in mobilising and in the marketing of forestry products

Yes/No

– –

Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints

Yes/No

– –

Forest-environmental and climate services and forest conservation

Yes/No

– –

Risk management

Yes/No

VII.   Soil and manure management practices applied in agricultural holdings

Tillage methods (13) on outdoor arable land

 

– –

Conventional tillage

ha

– –

Conservation tillage

ha

– –

Zero tillage (excluding outdoor arable land areas which are covered by multi-annual plants)

ha

Soil cover (14) on outdoor arable land

 

– –

Normal winter crop

ha

– –

Cover crop or intermediate crop

ha

– –

Plant residues

ha

– –

Bare soil

ha

– –

Outdoor arable land areas which are covered by multi-annual plants

ha

Crop rotation on arable land

 

– –

Share of arable land included in crop rotation

AA % band (15)

Ecological focus area –total area of field margins, buffer strips, hedges, trees, fallow land, biotopes, afforested area and landscape features

ha (16)

Manure application techniques

 

– –

Broadcast

 

– – –

No incorporation

Manure % band (17)

– – –

Incorporation within 4 hours

Manure % band

– – –

Incorporation after 4 hours

Manure % band

– –

Bandspread

 

– – –

Trailing hose

Manure % band

– – –

Trailing shoe

Manure % band

– –

Injection

 

– – –

Shallow/open-slot

Manure % band

– – –

Deep/closed-slot

Manure % band

Manure import/export from the holding

 

– –

The total produced manure exported from the holding

Tonnes

– –

Manure imported to the holding

Tonnes


(1)  Geo-coordinates not to be provided in 2016

(2)  Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics

(3)  L- less-favoured non-mountainous area; M- less-favoured mountainous area; N- normal area (non-LFA) This classification may be adapted in the future in the light of developments on CAP 2020.

(4)  This section to be filled in only if an answer to the previous question was “Yes”

(5)  Age bands: (From school leaving age-24 years), (25-34), (35-39), (40-44), (45-54), (55-64), (65 and over).

(6)  Annual Work Unit (AWU) percentage band 1: (0), (> 0-< 25), (≥ 25-< 50), (≥ 50-< 75), (≥ 75-< 100), (100).

(7)  Annual Work Unit (AWU) percentage band 2: (> 0-< 25), (≥ 25-< 50), (≥ 50-< 75), (≥ 75-< 100), (100).

(8)  Training codes: (only practical agricultural experience), (basic agricultural training), (full agricultural training).

(9)  M — main activity, S — secondary activity, N — no involvement

(10)  Percentage bands: (≥ 0-≤ 10), (> 10-≤ 50), (> 50-< 100).

(11)  RD measures according to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 487) — these characteristics should be available from administrative sources

(12)  Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, p. 1).

(13)  Outdoor arable area under conventional tillage + outdoor arable area under conservation tillage + outdoor arable area under zero tillage + outdoor arable area covered by multiannual plants = total outdoor area of arable land

(14)  Outdoor arable area planted with normal winter crop + outdoor arable area planted with cover crop or intermediate crop + outdoor arable area covered with plant residues + outdoor arable area which is bare soil + outdoor arable area covered by multiannual plants = total outdoor area of arable land

(15)  Arable area (AA) percentage band: (0), (> 0-< 25), (≥ 25-< 50), (≥ 50-< 75), (≥ 75).

(16)  Only to be reported by farms with more than 15 ha of arable land

(17)  % of total manure applied with specific application technique: (0), (> 0-< 25), (≥ 25-< 50), (≥ 50-< 75), (≥ 75-< 100), (100)’


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