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P8_TA(2018)0276

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PE 604.520v02-00 A8-0300/2017

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on integrated farm statistics and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1166/2008 and (EU) No 1337/2011

(COM(2016)0786 – C8‑0514/2016 – 2016/0389(COD))

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Rapporteur: Viorica Dăncilă

AMENDMENTS
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on integrated farm statistics and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1166/2008 and (EU) No 1337/2011

(COM(2016)0786 – C8‑0514/2016 – 2016/0389(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0786),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8‑0514/2016),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A8-0300/2017),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

Amendment    1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(2)  The programme of European surveys on the structure of agricultural holdings, which has been carried out in the Union since 1966, should be continued in order to examine the trends in the structure of agricultural holdings at the Union level and to provide the statistical knowledge base necessary for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of related policies, in particular the Common Agricultural Policy and environmental, climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.

(2)  The programme of European surveys on the structure of agricultural holdings, which has been carried out in the Union since 1966, should be continued in order to examine the trends in the structure of agricultural holdings at the Union level and to provide the statistical knowledge base necessary for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review of related policies, in particular the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) , including rural development measures, as well as environmental, climate change adaptation and mitigation, land use policies of the Union and some Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such a knowledge base is also required in order to estimate the impact thereof on the female workforce on agricultural holdings.

 

 

Amendment    2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 2 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2a)  The collection of statistical data, in particular the farm structure survey, should aim to inform the decision-making process with updated data with a view to future CAP reforms.

Amendment    3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(3a)  The coherence and compatibility of the data and the uniformity of the reporting formats are prerequisites for the preparation of Union agricultural statistics, in particular as regards the efficiency of the collection, processing and dissemination procedures and the quality of the results.

Amendment    4

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 3 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(3b)  This highlights the need to select the content of the data collection in a manner consistent with the aim of devising better targeted and more effective agricultural and rural development measures which take account, as a matter of priority, of the needs of producers and consumers in the Union.

Amendment    5

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7a)  The statistical data records relating to agricultural holdings enable core and module data to be cross-tabulated, therefore allowing for information to be retrieved based on variables such as the gender of the manager of the agricultural holding, that manager’s age, the ownership structure and size of the holding and the uptake of environmental measures. A disaggregation of results will be possible for the criteria included in the core data and for combinations of criteria.

Amendment    6

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7b)  The collection of information on year of birth, year when classified as manager of the holding and gender could provide data for the development of actions in respect of generational renewal and gender-related aspects.

Amendment    7

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7 c (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7c)  The Commission should make available on the internet ready to use, cross-tabulated comparable data from all Member States including gender-specific information, among other aspects. Such data should be presented be in a user-friendly fashion.

Amendment    8

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7 d (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7d)  The coherence and compatibility of the data and the uniformity of the reporting formats are prerequisites for the preparation of Union agricultural statistics, in particular as regards the efficiency of the collection, processing and dissemination procedures and the quality of the results.

Amendment    9

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(8a)  Member States in which the periods of fieldwork for the survey reference year 2020 overlap with the work planned for the 10-year population census should have the possibility to bring the farming survey forward a year so as to avoid the heavy burden of conducting those two major studies at the same time.

Amendment    10

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(9)  In order to avoid placing an unnecessary burden on agricultural holdings and national administrations, thresholds that exclude non-relevant survey units from the basic entities in respect of which statistics are to be collected should be established.

(9)  It is important to avoid placing unnecessary burden and costs on agricultural holdings and national administrations when implementing this Regulation. In that regard, thresholds that exclude non-relevant survey units from the basic entities in respect of which statistics are to be collected should be established. At the same time, it is important that, if effective policy action to support and maintain small farming structures is to be designed, data are also required on that size cohort of farms.

Amendment    11

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9a)  It is essential to minimise the administrative burden on microenterprises and SMEs, which may not have the practical and organisational resources necessary to cope with frequent and overly detailed data collections.

Amendment    12

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 10 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(10a)  It is necessary to be able to distinguish multinationally-owned agricultural holdings, either intra-Union, spanning two or more Member States, or extending outside the Union, from those owned by natural or legal persons in one Member State.

Amendment    13

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 11

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(11)  In order to reduce the burden on respondents, the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) and other national authorities should have access to administrative data, to the extent that those data are necessary for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics.

(11)  In order to reduce the burden on respondents, the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) and other national authorities should have access to administrative data, to the extent that those data are necessary for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics. In order to collect those data, NSIs and other national authorities should on no account make use of disproportionate means, such as introducing fines for farmers who are not prepared to assist with a survey.

Amendment    14

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 11 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(11a)  Member States or responsible national authorities shall endeavour to simplify the collection of statistics from agricultural holdings insofar as possible. The use of digital solutions in that regard should be promoted.

Amendment    15

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 12

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(12)  For the purposes of flexibility to the European agricultural statistical system, and simplification and modernisation of the agricultural statistics, the variables to be collected should be allocated to different collection groups (core data and modules) varying in frequency or representativeness, or both.

(12)  For the purposes of flexibility to the European agricultural statistical system, and simplification and modernisation of the agricultural statistics, the variables to be collected should be allocated to different collection groups (core data and modules) varying in frequency or representativeness, or both. Member States should not compel farmers to participate in surveys with the aim of ensuring their representativeness by disproportionate means, such as fines.

Amendment    16

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 20 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(20a)  Economic aspects of this Regulation should be reviewed for the period post-2020 taking into account the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and other relevant changes to Union instruments. Based on that review the Commission should propose relevant changes to this Regulation.

Amendment    17

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 24

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(24)  In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission in respect of specifying the descriptions of characteristics listed in Annex III and the technical elements of the data to be provided, defining the information to be provided on an ad-hoc basis, as well as setting out the modalities and contents of the quality reports. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council14 of 16 February 2011.

(24)  In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission in respect of specifying the descriptions of characteristics listed in Annex III and the technical elements of the data to be provided, as well as for setting out the modalities and contents of the quality reports. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council14 of 16 February 2011. When exercising that power, the Commission should take into account aspects such as cost and administrative burdens on agricultural holdings and Member States.

Amendment    18

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 25

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(25)  In order to take account of emerging data needs mainly stemming from new developments in agriculture, revised legislation and changing policy priorities, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amending the detailed topics listed in Annex IV. In order to provide for compatibility and facilitate the use of other data sources, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amending the characteristics listed in Annex III. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations are conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 201615 . In particular, in order to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council should receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

(25)  In order to take account of emerging data needs mainly stemming from new developments in agriculture, revised legislation and changing policy priorities, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amending the detailed topics listed in Annex IV and for the purposes of specifying the information to be provided on an ad-hoc basis as set out in Article 9. In order to provide for compatibility and facilitate the use of other data sources, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amending the characteristics listed in Annex III. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations are conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making 15 . In particular, in order to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council should receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts. When exercising that power, the Commission should take into account aspects such as cost and administrative burdens on agricultural holdings and Member States.

Amendment    19

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  In order to meet those requirements, Member States shall provide data representative of the agricultural holdings and common land agricultural units that meet at least one of the physical thresholds listed in Annex II with regard to the size of agricultural land or the number of animals.

2.  In order to meet those requirements, Member States shall provide data representative of the agricultural holdings and common land agricultural units that meet at least one of the physical thresholds listed in Annex II with regard to the size of agricultural land or the number of animals. When collecting those data, Member States shall not make use of disproportionate measures, such as the introduction of fines, in order to attain the desired degree of representativeness.

Amendment    20

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  Where the main survey frame specified under paragraph 2 does not represent 98 % of the utilised agricultural area and 98 % of the livestock units, Member States shall extend the frame by establishing lower thresholds than those referred to in paragraph 2, or by establishing additional thresholds, or both.

4.  Where the main survey frame specified under paragraph 2 of this Article does not represent 98 % of the utilised agricultural area and 98 % of the livestock units, Member States shall extend the frame in accordance with Article 6 by establishing lower thresholds than those referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, or by establishing additional thresholds, or both.

Amendment    21

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Member States shall collect and provide the core structural data (‘core data’) related to the agricultural holdings referred to in paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article 3, for the survey reference years 2020, 2023 and 2026, as listed in Annex III. The core data collection for the survey reference year 2020 shall be carried out as a census.

1.  Member States shall collect and provide the core structural data (‘core data’) related to the agricultural holdings referred to in paragraphs (2) and (3) of Article 3, for the survey reference years 2020, 2023 and 2026, as listed in Annex III. The core data collection for the survey reference year 2020 shall be carried out as a census. The annual application data as verified by the IACS shall also be considered as a data source.

Justification

IACS = Integrated Administration and Control system: Based on the application data filled in by the CAP beneficiaries, this data is cross-checked with reference areas and within itself, so that the usable data is verified, not simply the declarations of the applicants.

Amendment    22

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Article 5a

 

Data concerning aid payments under the CAP

 

The Member States, through the bodies which manage payments from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), shall compile from the documents dealing with the granting of direct aid the administrative information needed to properly assess the effectiveness of the instruments employed and provide a basis for future policy decisions.

 

The bodies which manage payments from the EAGF and the EAFRD in each Member State shall:

 

(a) carry out a statistical analysis of the information concerning payments, aggregating the data on the volume of aid payments, the area involved and the number of beneficiaries for each region, on the basis of the type of measure and the levels of aid received;

 

(b) forward the aggregated results to the statistical services of the Member States and to the Commission.

Justification

Data concerning aid payments under the CAP constitute a valid source of statistics which at present is largely neglected and whose use would generate minimal additional costs.

Amendment    23

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The data on the agricultural holdings in the frame extension may be collected by carrying out sample surveys. In that case Member States shall ensure that the weighted survey results are statistically representative of agricultural holdings within each region and are designed to meet the precision requirements set out in Annex V.

2.  The data on the agricultural holdings in the frame extension may be collected by carrying out sample surveys. In that case Member States shall ensure that the weighted survey results are statistically representative of agricultural holdings within each region and are designed to meet the precision requirements set out in Annex V. The structure of the samples shall be subject to prior approval by the Commission (Eurostat). When collecting those data, Member States shall not make use of disproportionate measures, such as the introduction of fines, in order to attain the desired degree of representativeness.

Amendment    24

Proposal for a regulation

Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point e

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(e)  ‘Soil management practices’ module for 2023;

(e)  ‘Greening and soil management practices’ module for 2023;

Amendment    25

Proposal for a regulation

Article 8 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  For the years 2023 and 2026 the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 16 concerning amendments of the detailed topics listed in Annex IV. In exercising its power the Commission shall ensure that such delegated acts do not impose a significant additional burden or cost on the Member States or on the respondents, and that a maximum of 25%, rounded up to the nearest integer, of the detailed topics listed in Annex IV are changed for each module by delegated acts.

3.  For the years 2023 and 2026 the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 16 concerning amendments of the detailed topics listed in Annex IV. In exercising its power the Commission shall ensure that such delegated acts do not impose a significant additional burden or cost on the Member States or on the respondents and provide full justification in that regard, and that a maximum of 25%, rounded up to the nearest integer, of the detailed topics listed in Annex IV are changed for each module by delegated acts.

Amendment    26

Proposal for a regulation

Article 9 – paragraph 1 – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  The Commission shall be empowered to adopt implementing acts for the purpose of specifying the information to be provided on an ad-hoc basis by providing:

1.  The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 16 for the purpose of specifying the information, if such information is deemed necessary, to be provided on an ad-hoc basis by providing:

Amendment    27

Proposal for a regulation

Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  a list of characteristics not exceeding 40 variables to be transmitted to the Commission (Eurostat) and the corresponding measurement units;

(a)  a list of characteristics not exceeding 40 variables and the reasons for those additional statistical needs to be transmitted to the Commission (Eurostat) and the corresponding measurement units;

Amendment    28

Proposal for a regulation

Article 9 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 17(2) not later than 12 months before the beginning of the survey reference year.

2.  Those delegated acts shall be adopted not later than 12 months before the beginning of the survey reference year. While preparing such delegated acts, potential extra costs and administrative burdens on agricultural holdings and Member States shall be taken in to account.

Amendment    29

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point f

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(f)  For all other characteristics, a common reference day within the survey reference year shall be established by each Member State.

(f)  For all other characteristics, a common reference day within the survey reference year shall be established by each Member State. That reference day shall be coherent with the timeframe of area declarations in the IACS application.

Amendment    30

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 6 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

6a.  The Commission shall ensure adherence to the same quality and transparency standards in the collation and publication of those statistical data.

Amendment    31

Proposal for a regulation

Article 12 – paragraph 4 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

4a.  The Commission shall ensure timely collation and publication of the data received. Those data shall be presented in a manner that includes a breakdown of the relevant statistics by Member State as well as overall trends.

Amendment    32

Proposal for a regulation

Article 12 – paragraph 4 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

4b.  The collated data and statistics shall be published and made available in a transparent manner both for policy makers and for members of the public.

Amendment    33

Proposal for a regulation

Article 13 – paragraph 6

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

6.  For the collection of the ad-hoc data specified in Article 9, the Union may provide grants to the national statistical institutes and other national authorities referred to in Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 towards covering the cost of the implementation of an ad-hoc data collection. That Union financial contribution shall not exceed 90% of the eligible costs.

6.  For the collection of the ad-hoc data specified in Article 9, the Union shall provide grants to the national statistical institutes and other national authorities referred to in Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 towards covering the cost of the implementation of an ad-hoc data collection. That Union financial contribution shall not exceed 90% of the eligible costs.

Amendment    34

Proposal for a regulation

Article 16 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 5(6) and Article 8(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an undetermined period of time from [Publications Office: please insert exact date of entry into force of the Regulation].

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 5(6), Article 8(3) and Article 9(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from ... [the date of entry into force of this Regulation]. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five year period. The delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period.

Justification

The European Parliament, in all legislative acts, follows the principle that delegation of powers is conferred on the European Commission for a fixed time period.

Amendment    35

Proposal for a regulation

Article 17 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Article 17a

 

Derogation regarding the survey reference year concerning Greece, Spain and Portugal

 

By way of derogation from Article 5(1) and (5), Article 6(1), Article 7(1), Article 8(2), Article 12(1), Article 13(4) and Article 14(1), references to the survey reference year 2020 shall be read as the survey reference year 2019 in relation to Greece, Spain and Portugal.

Amendment    36

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – General characteristics – Legal personality of the holding – row 9 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

 

 

Amendment

The holder is classified as a Young Farmer or New Entrant into Farming within the meaning of Article 50(2) and (3) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013

yes/no

Amendment    37

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – General characteristics – Legal personality of the holding – row 4 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

 

 

 

Amendment

Shared ownership

yes/no

Amendment    38

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – General characteristics – Manager of the holding – row 3 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

 

 

Amendment

Year when classified as manager of holding

year

Amendment    39

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Land characteristics – Utilised agricultural area (UAA) – Arable land – Cereals for the production of grain (including seed) – row 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Common wheat and spelt

ha

 

Amendment

Common wheat and spelt

ha

ha

Amendment    40

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Land characteristics – Utilised agricultural area (UAA) – Arable land – Cereals for the production of grain (including seed) – row 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Durum wheat

ha

 

Amendment

Durum wheat

ha

ha

Amendment    41

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Land characteristics – Utilised agricultural area (UAA) – Arable land – Industrial crops – row 4

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Soya

ha

 

Amendment

Soya

ha

ha

Amendment    42

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Land characteristics – Utilised agricultural area (UAA) – Arable land – Plants harvested green from arable land – row 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Leguminous plants harvested green

ha

 

Amendment

Leguminous plants harvested green

ha

ha

Amendment    43

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Land characteristics – Other farmland – row 2 a (new)

 

 

 

Amendment

Mountain or hill land

ha

Amendment    44

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Bovine animals – Female bovine 2 years and over – Cows – row 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Dairy cows

head

 

Amendment

Dairy cows

head

head

Amendment    45

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Bovine animals – Female bovine 2 years and over – Cows – row 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Non-dairy cows

head

 

Amendment

Non-dairy cows

head

head

Amendment    46

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Bovine animals – row 10 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

 

 

Amendment

 

 

Buffalo-cows

 

head

 

 

 

Dairy buffalo-cows

head

 

 

 

Non-dairy buffalo-cows

head

Amendment    47

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Sheep and goats

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Sheep and goats

 

head

Amendment

Sheep and goats

 

 

Amendment    48

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Sheep and goats – Sheep (all ages)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Sheep (all ages)

head

 

Amendment

Sheep (all ages)

head

head

Amendment    49

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Sheep and goats – Goats (all ages)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Goats (all ages)

head

 

Amendment

Goats (all ages)

head

head

Amendment    50

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Pigs – row 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Piglets, live weight of under 20 kg

head

 

Amendment

Piglets, live weight of under 20 kg

head

head

Amendment    51

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Poultry– row 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Broilers

head

 

Amendment

Broilers

head

head

Amendment    52

Proposal for a regulation

Annex III – Livestock characteristics – Poultry– row 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Laying hens

head

 

Amendment

Laying hens

head

head

Amendment    53

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – Module: Labour force and other gainful activities – topic 8 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

 

 

 

 

Amendment

 

Farm related accidents

Types of incident:

 

 

Severity of incident

 

 

Demographic background

Justification

Farm safety is a critical issue. The number of accidents on farms is too high. Policy makers require accurate information on the causes of farm accidents and the extent of risk taking on farms in order to implement policies to tackle this issue which have a very high social and economic cost.

Amendment    54

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – Module: Animal housing and manure management – Facilities for manure – Detailed topic 2 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Safety measures

Justification

Farm safety is a critical issue. The number of accidents on farms is too high. Policy makers require accurate information on the causes of farm accidents and the extent of risk taking on farms in order to implement policies to tackle this issue which have a very high social and economic cost.

Amendment    55

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – Module: Machinery and equipment – Machinery – Detailed topic 5 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Safety measures

Justification

Farm safety is a critical issue. The number of accidents on farms is too high. Policy makers require accurate information on the causes of farm accidents and the extent of risk taking on farms in order to implement policies to tackle this issue which have a very high social and economic cost.

Amendment    56

Proposal for a regulation

Annex IV – Module: Machinery and equipment – Equipment – Detailed topic 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Safety measures

Justification

Farm safety is a critical issue. The number of accidents on farms is too high. Policy makers require accurate information on the causes of farm accidents and the extent of risk taking on farms in order to implement policies to tackle this issue which have a very high social and economic cost.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Farm statistics are very important tools in order to understand the state of EU agriculture, the effects of agricultural policies, the state of our rural areas and how they are affected by climate and social changes. The EU needs the most accurate information possible in this field to design policies that benefit all citizens of Europe. Agriculture uses almost half of the land area of the European Union and is at the heart of the European rural model. It has a large impact on climate change and the environment and many rural communities depend on agriculture.

The Commission proposal for a new framework Regulation aims to increase the comparability and coherence of EU statistics on the structure of European farms, speed up data transmission and allow for more flexible and targeted data collection which reduces the burden on farms in the EU.

This framework Regulation is the first of two such regulations and it relates to Integrated Farm Statistics (IFS) for farm level data with micro-data transmission and the 2020 census. A second framework Regulation on aggregated agricultural input and output statistics with tabular data is expected at a later date.

The IFS Regulation establishes a framework for European statistics at the level of farms and integrates information on farm structure with information on production methods, rural development measures, agri-environmental aspects and other related issues by means of a flexible system of modules and ad-hoc surveys linked to a core set of variables. Data needs are fulfilled with the 2020 agricultural census and two sample surveys in 2023 and 2026.

As policymakers we need good statistics and relevant information. Many of the most recent European Parliament resolutions and own initiative reports call for more accurate and timely data. Issues ranging from the gender structure of the agricultural sector and labour force, from young farmers to rural depopulation, from land concentration to increased land pressure from urbanisation and certainly from greening and ecological focus areas’ utilisation to land use, land use-change and forestry (LULUCF) constitute just a few examples of areas where good statistics are essential in order to take educated decisions in the policymaking process.

This report aims to ensure that the need for accurate and timely data will be catered for in an accessible way while keeping the process flexible and reducing the burden on farms in the EU and on the national statistical institutes.

Unfortunately the Agricultural census takes place every ten years whereas the multiannual financial framework (MFF) is fixed for a seven year interval and thus the CAP reforms follow the same periodicity. The last agricultural census as such took place in 2010, before the last reform and the next one will take place in 2020 at the end of the current MFF and after the adoption of the next CAP. It is now, unfortunately, too late to try to synchronise these cycles but your rapporteur believes that for the future it would be important to consider ways to ensure that census information will be made available prior to the discussion of a CAP reform.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Integrated farm statistics

References

COM(2016)0786 – C8-0514/2016 – 2016/0389(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

9.12.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

AGRI

15.12.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Viorica Dăncilă

28.2.2017

 

 

 

Date adopted

10.10.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

35

2

3

Members present for the final vote

John Stuart Agnew, Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Eric Andrieu, José Bové, Daniel Buda, Nicola Caputo, Matt Carthy, Viorica Dăncilă, Michel Dantin, Paolo De Castro, Jean-Paul Denanot, Albert Deß, Diane Dodds, Herbert Dorfmann, Norbert Erdős, Luke Ming Flanagan, Martin Häusling, Anja Hazekamp, Esther Herranz García, Jan Huitema, Ivan Jakovčić, Philippe Loiseau, Giulia Moi, Ulrike Müller, Maria Noichl, Marijana Petir, Jens Rohde, Bronis Ropė, Maria Lidia Senra Rodríguez, Czesław Adam Siekierski, Tibor Szanyi, Marc Tarabella, Marco Zullo

Substitutes present for the final vote

Paul Brannen, Jens Gieseke, Norbert Lins, Gabriel Mato, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Vladimir Urutchev, Hilde Vautmans

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Stanisław Ożóg

Date tabled

12.10.2017


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

35

+

ALDE

Jan Huitema, Ivan Jakovčić, Ulrike Müller, Jens Rohde

ECR

Stanisław Ożóg

EFDD

Giulia Moi, Marco Zullo

GUE/NGL

Matt Carthy, Luke Ming Flanagan, Anja Hazekamp, Maria Lidia Senra Rodríguez

NI

Diane Dodds

PPE

Daniel Buda, Michel Dantin, Albert Deß, Herbert Dorfmann, Norbert Erdős, Jens Gieseke, Esther Herranz García, Norbert Lins, Gabriel Mato, Marijana Petir, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Czesław Adam Siekierski, Vladimir Urutchev

S&D

Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Eric Andrieu, Paul Brannen, Nicola Caputo, Paolo De Castro, Jean-Paul Denanot, Viorica Dăncilă, Maria Noichl, Tibor Szanyi, Marc Tarabella

2

-

EFDD

John Stuart Agnew

ENF

Philippe Loiseau

3

0

VERTS/ALE

José Bové, Martin Häusling, Bronis Ropė

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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