Collection of data for the Farm Structure Survey continues


On October 1 Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) is launching the 2nd stage of collection of data for the Farm Structure Survey 2013. The 1st stage took place from August 26 to September 16 when respondents had an opportunity to submit data electronically.In the result information on 1.3 thsd agricultural holdings was obtained. The CSB expresses its gratitude to farmers for participation in the survey!

Within the framework of the 2nd stage for the acquisition of information the CSB will cooperate with Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (LRATC). During the period of time from October till the middle of the December the interviewers will conduct interviews at agricultural holdings which did not submit data electronically. It is planned that interviewers from LRATC will visit 25 thsd agricultural holdings.

From October till the middle of the December interviewers from Preiļi telephone interview centre of CSB will survey 3.7 thsd of agricultural holdings by the telephone. The first provisional results of the Farm Structure Survey will be published in April 2014.

It was announced already that on August 26 the CSB launched collection of data for the Farm Structure Survey 2013. Farm Structure Survey is a sample survey within the framework of which it has been intended to acquire information on 30 thousand agricultural holdings.

With an aim to reduce respondent burden, it has been planned to collect information for the Farm Structure Survey 2013 also from administrative databases:Animal Register and organic farming statistics information systems managed by the Agricultural Data Centre, and Integrated Administration and Control Systems supervised by the Rural Support Service.

Farm Structure Survey in compliance with the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 is conducted once in three years. The aim of the survey is to provide data users with qualitative and internationally comparable statistical information on structure of agricultural holdings that will be used to evaluate trends of agricultural sector development as well as for agricultural policy planning and assessment.


More information:
Agricultural Statistics Section
Anita Raubena
Tel. +37167366977