ARCHIVE: Observatory Programme Indicators
Following the last major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 2003, the Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory Programme was launched in July 2005 to identify environmental impacts and risks arising from a changing agriculture sector.
An important component of the Observatory Programme is the development of a set of indicators to help monitor emerging agricultural and environmental change. The indicators are based upon proposals from the "Environmental Monitoring Baseline Project" undertaken by CSL/CCRU in 2006.
The overview page offers important background information on the Observatory programme and the monitoring framework.
Each indicator comprises:
i. a data sheet which provides a summary of basic information and data.
ii. a fact sheet which provides additional supporting information with meta data on the background and relevance to the framework and statistical and technical details on methodology and data sources.
Indicators are divided into 4 groups:
- Processes: Farm Business
- Processes: Farm Management
- Environmental Impacts
|A1 SFP registrations||May 2010|
|A2 Value of subsidies||May 2010|
|A3 Farms in agri-environment schemes||May 2010|
|A4 Input costs||February 2011|
|A5 Product prices||February 2011|
|B1 Holding size||February 2010|
|B2 Farm type||February 2010|
|B3 Farm sales|
|B4 Land prices|
|B5 Average rents||March 2011|
|B6 Farm income||February 2011|
|B7 Indebtedness||February 2008|
|B8 Diversification||February 2011|
|B9 Labour profiles||January 2011|
|B10 Contracting costs||September 2010|
|B11 Crop & milk yields||January 2011|
|B12 Livestock numbers||October 2010|
|C1 Number & area of organic farms||August 2010|
|C2 Agricultural land use||December 2010|
|C3 Pesticide use||May 2010|
|C4 Fertiliser use||March 2011|
|C5 Pests & diseases in wheat & rape|
|C6 Populations of weed species|
Page last modified: 23 March, 2011
Page published: June, 2007