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Comparison of farmers' income in the EU Member States
01/09/2015

With the main stated objectives of the CAP in mind, and using official data source, this study for the European Parliament provides comparisons of farmers' income in the EU Member States and by farm size and type. The study also provides a critique of the official data sources, Eurostat's Economic Accounts for Agriculture and DG AGRI's Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). Gaps in the evidence base are highlighted, principally in relation to household income data, which mean that the extent to which farmers receive a fair standard of living from agriclutre is hard to judge. Recommendations relate to the support of small farms, actions to mitigate instability and to fill the important gap in farm household income information.

Comparison of farmers' incomes EP version.pdf