The Agricultural and Forestry Register (in German: Land- und Forstwirtschaftliches Register (LFR)) is an administrative register, that contains information about all agricultural and forestry entities (holdings) in Austria and is operated by Statistics Austria. The completeness and topicality of the register are important parameters, as it serves, among other things, as population for all agricultural statistical surveys. Every in the LFR stored entity has a unique identification number, the so-called LFBIS-Betriebsnummer, that is assigned by Statistics Austria.
In addition, the LFR is the basis for the Agricultural and Forestry Holding Information System (in German: Land- und Forstwirtschaftliches Betriebsinformationssystem (LFBIS)), that is operated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT). Based on the LFBIS-Act of 8th October 1980, only master data are transferred to the BMLRT, whereby a uniform data basis is guaranteed.
Besides the master data, such as
the LFR also contains data on the management such as
An agricultural and/or forestry entity within the meaning of the LFR is defined by agricultural and/or forestry activity or the provision of services for the agriculture and/or forestry.
In terms of management, it is necessary that the land is farmed by the manager, meaning at his own risk and expense. To just own land without self-contained management (for example through lease of land) is not a proper base to apply for a LFBIS-Betriebsnummer.
Following information is required when applying for a LFBIS-Betriebsnummer:
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