FADN

About us

FADN means Farm Accountancy Data Network, which represents the main and only official source of information on the economic situation of agricultural holdings in the European Union.

Liaison Agency FADN CZ

Liaison Agency FADN CZ is part of the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information. It was established by the decision of the Minister of Agriculture in 2003 with the aim of implementing the EU FADN system in the Czech Republic. Sample surveys of economic results in agriculture have been carried out since 1994 using a network of test enterprises.

What we do?

Collection, processing and interpretation of production and economic data of agricultural holdings.

Our main activities are:

we provide the methodical management and execution of the FADN survey in the Czech Republic,

we regularly organize surveys of the economic results of agricultural holdings according to EU standards and methodologies,

we perform the functions of the Liaison Agency FADN CZ for the Czech Republic in relation to the EU, which result from EU legislation,

we ensure the use of FADN data in the Czech Republic for the solution of agricultural policy tasks, research tasks in the field of agricultural consultancy and for various uses for professional public of the Czech Republic,

we deal with national and international projects in the field of agricultural policy, statistics and the application of ICT in agriculture,

we operate an internet portal for public access to the FADN database,

every year, we evaluate the economic results of agricultural holdings determined on the basis of an investigation by the FADN of the Czech Republic

we ensure organizationally and substantively the functioning and proceedings of the FADN CZ National Commission,

we issue a periodical publication, we publish articles in professional magazines and anthologies,

in cooperation with the CZSO, we establish/define the classification system of EU agricultural holdings and participate in its updating and evaluation of data from the structural survey of agriculture in the Czech Republic according to this typology.

What is the data used for?

Collection, processing and interpretation of production and economic data of agricultural holdings.

What is the data used for?

The data is used to compare the economic performance of businesses and to set and evaluate agricultural policy across the EU.

The data serves as a basis for national and international projects in the field of agricultural economics, information systems and agricultural statistics.

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic uses FADN data to analyzes and forecasts farm economic results and to solve current issues of agriculture.

The data also serves to farmers, who can compare the results of their holding with the average results of a group of similar holdings in the FADN database and thus increase their efficiency and competitiveness.

The Liaison Agency FADN CZ publishes a periodic publication with an analytical evaluation of the economic results of agricultural holdings in the CR. Articles are also published in professional magazines and yearbooks.

When does data collection take place? Data collection takes place annually. Almost 1,300 agricultural holdings take part in it for the Czech Republic. The FADN sample file represents the results for approximately 14,000 agricultural holdings and thus covers almost 98% of standard agricultural production in the Czech Republic. Are you a farmer and want to participate in the survey? Contact us. Are you interested in the results of farming? Click for more information here.

How to get involved and why?

You will receive a financial reward.

You get free access to the FADN Farmer app, where you can compare your holding's results with the aggregated results of a group of similar holdings, identify your holding's strengths and weaknesses, and thereby improve your efficiency and competitiveness.

You will receive a publication of the economic results of agricultural holdings in the Czech Republic every year.

Your data is safe with us. All data obtained as part of the FADN investigation is subject to the statutory protection of individual data, which guarantees that individual data may not be published even in anonymous form.

If you are interested, you can participate in the Farmer of the Year competition without having to send an application or copies of financial statements to the competition.

Do you want to participate in the survey? Contact us! We will be happy to provide you with more detailed information.
What data do we collect? These are production - economic data of agricultural holdings according to the uniform FADN methodology for the given accounting period. The FADN Collect web application is used for data collection. The necessary login information are given by the Liaison Agency FADN CZ. You can find an instructional video on how to work with the FADN Collect application here.