FADN: buttress for farm policy or a resource for economic analysis?
Vrolijk, H.C.J.; Meier, B.; Kleinhanss, W.; Poppe, K.J.
Eurochoices 3(3): 32-37
This paper argues that the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) is capable of much more than it currently achieves and that it has been greatly under-utilized for policy analysis by economic researchers. The paper illustrates some of the wider possibilities offered by FADN beyond its traditional role as a buttress for farm policy. Farm incomes differ enormously between farms and differences within a member state are often more important than differences between member states.