Definition: Technical action plan for agricultural statistics
In order to improve the way in which Community agricultural statistics meet information needs resulting from the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, Member States shall, within the limits imposed by available resources, take appropriate measures to adapt their national systems of agricultural statistics.
A technical action plan for agricultural statistics shall be established by the Commission each year. These plans shall cover the actions to be carried out by the Member States. Available resources shall be used in such a way as to make the greatest possible improvement in the cost-effectiveness of Community agricultural statistics in meeting the requirements of Community law, informal agreements and new information needs.
Each annual technical action plan shall include a detailed statement of activity for the next year and an indicative timetable for the following two years.
European Union, Council Decision No 96/411/EC of 25 June 1996 on improving Community agricultural statistics (Official Journal of the European Union No L 162, 1.7.1996)