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Dataset | 16 October 2015

Land use: number of farms and areas of different crops by economic size of farm (SO in Euro) and NUTS 2 regions

Data on number of holdings and area (ha) area devoted to different crops and land uses (e.g. cereals, permanent crops, wooded area, energy crops, etc.), by economic size of farm. Data broken down by NUTS2.

Farm Structure Survey data are used to collect information on agricultural holdings in the Member States at different geographic levels (Member States, regions, districts) and over periods (follow up the changes in agricultural sector), thus provide a base for decision making in the Common Agricultural Policy.

Two kinds of Farm Structure Survey (FSS) are carried out by Member States: - a basic survey (full scope Agricultural Census - AC) every 10 years, - several sample based intermediate surveys between them.

However for certain characteristics the Member States may use sample base for every survey.