This output is mainly a reference for evaluators to get a better understanding of the issues facing new entrants / newcomers to rural areas and of the data availabilty for analysing the impact of young farmer interventions/support on the performance and resilience of young farmers.
This comparative analysis offers a useful review of current FADN data available and its application to the project. FADN is one of the main data sources and the most essential and informative sources for understanding the impacts of the CAP and the impact of the measures undertaken as part of the CAP.
RURALIZATION undertakes for the first time a thorough analysis of FADN in relation to new entrants / newcomers, concluding that:
The analysis of the relevance of the FADN dataset for evaluating interventions related to young farmers is complemented with the review and analysis of evaluation studies that use FADN as a data source to assess the net effects of CAP young farmer support (under both Pillars of the CAP), for instance on generational renewal or on performance and resilience among young farmer beneficiaries.
The outcomes of these studies reveal that young farmer support under the CAP (both Pillars) promotes better performance and resilience among young farmer beneficiaries than is found among similar farms in similar conditions that have not received the young farmer support, measured over a time period of 3-6 years. This is evidence of the additionality of funding regarding its impact upon farm performance.
There is a useful analysis and description of the collection of the following data variables through FADN and Eurostat that were used for the comparative analysis, including:
2. Additional data to FADN: