Sample of Dutch FADN 2015 : design principles and quality of the sample of agricultural and horticultural holdings

Ge, L.; van der Meer, R.W.; van der Veen, H.B.; Vrolijk, H.C.J.


The purpose of the EU Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) is to be able to evaluate the income of agricultural holdings and the impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy. The Netherlands is required to yearly send accounting data of a sample of 1,500 farms to the European Commission to contribute to the FADN. This task is carried out by Wageningen Economic Research on behalf of Centre for Economic Information (CEI). This report explains the background of the farm sample for the year 2015. All phases from the determination of the selection plan, the recruitment of farms to the quality control of the final sample are described in this report.