The 7th General Census of Agriculture to start on 7 January 2021.
The survey – the last one on a decennial basis – is addressed to all farms in Italy, about 1.7 million, and aims at drawing a picture of the current agricultural and livestock sector and at providing a statistical information framework on its structure at national, regional and local level.
The survey will provide information on the number of farms, the ownership of land and its use, the number of livestock, the workforce employed and the activities carried out in parallel with agricultural production, which make farms, not only goods, but also services providers. In this sense, the Census reveals the details of an activity that, although traditional, tends towards innovation and the widening of its scope of action.
Key innovations introduced in the Census operation include: the exclusively digital questionnaire, the involvement of the Agricultural Assistance Centres (CAA) in the survey network and the multichannel data collection technique.
Participation is not only a duty by law, but also a great opportunity for the country
- European Commission Regulation on the data to be provided for 2020 on integrated farms statistics | 29 November 2018
- Regulation (Eu) of the European Parliament on integrated farm statistics and repealing Regulations (Ec) No 1166/2008 and (Eu) No 1337/2011 | 18 July 2018
On January 7th, the 7th General Agricultural Census will commence, a survey involving over 1,700,000 farms
Date of Issue: 07 January 2021