Survey on financial needs and access to finance of EU agricultural enterprises


This study has investigated EU agricultural financial needs from the point of view of farmers using in-depth data from a Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing survey (CATI) based on a questionnaire developed by the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the context of the fi-compass technical assistance platform.

The survey questionnaire was completed by more than 7 600 farmers across 24 EU Member States (EU-24) and the statistics by country, as well as in comparison with the EU average is available here: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

This report is also the first to fill the information gap about farmers’ financial needs as there are currently no detailed European databases on access to finance for farmers.