22.2.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 51/19


COMMISSION DECISION

of 2 February 2006

approving the 2006 technical action plan for the improvement of agricultural statistics

(notified under document number C(2005) 6068)

(2006/127/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 96/411/EC of 25 June 1996 on improving Community agricultural statistics (1), and in particular Article 4(1) and Article 6(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Decision 96/411/EC, the Commission establishes a technical action plan for agricultural statistics each year.

(2)

In accordance with Decision 96/411/EC, the Community contributes to the costs incurred by the Member States in making adaptations to national agricultural statistical systems or the costs of preparatory work for new or increasing needs which are part of a technical action plan.

(3)

It is essential to improve and develop statistical information on rural development for the implementation of the related Community policies. This is a main area of the annual action plan.

(4)

There is a need to consolidate the agricultural statistical system and to continue the work supported by the previous action plans in the areas of farm registers and small farms.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in line with the opinion of the Standing Committee of Agricultural Statistics,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The 2006 technical action plan for improving agricultural statistics (TAPAS 2006), as set out in the Annex, is approved.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 2 February 2006.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 162, 1.7.1996, p. 14. Decision as last amended by Decision No 787/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 138, 30.4.2004, p. 12).


ANNEX

2006 TECHNICAL ACTION PLAN FOR IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS (TAPAS 2006)

The measures covered by the 2006 technical action plan for improving agricultural statistics concerning the following areas:

(a)

rural development,

(b)

farm statistical registers,

(c)

surveys on small farms (small units surveys).

The Commission will make a financial contribution to projects developed as part of these measures which will not exceed the amounts shown in Table A for each Member State.

Table A

Technical action plan 2006

Maximum financial contribution of the Community to expenditure incurred

(in EUR)

Countries

Rural development

Farm register

Small units

Total

BE

94 000

 

 

94 000

DK

 

 

10 000

10 000

DE

49 500

 

 

49 500

HU

16 806

 

 

16 806

NL

 

60 000

 

60 000

AT

51 214

 

 

51 214

FI

 

36 000

 

36 000

SE

 

40 000

 

40 000

Total

211 520

136 000

10 000

357 520