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1 WALLOON AGRICULTURE IN FIGURES Update : February 2014 Warning : The sample s definition of the GDSIE s census has changed since Therefore, great caution is required in interpreting evolutions observed between 2010 and 2011.

2 Production factors * Number of farms Utilised Agriculture Area (UAA)(ha) Average farm size (ha) Labour (persons) Labour (work units) Number and size of farms (1990 to 2012) Number of farms Average farm size (ha) Distribution of the walloon labour (may 2012) % Male Female Full time holders Part time holders Farmholders Spouses Other family members Non family workers 0

3 Production factors * Percentage of farms by size and part in the walloon UAA (2012) > 200 ha ha area number ha ha ha ha 0-25 ha % Age distribution of farmers > 60 30,7 % < 30 1,3 % ,7 % ,2 % ,1 % Replacement of 50 year old and + farmers Average farm area Yes 21 % 71 ha No 41 % 34 ha? 38 % 47 ha Total 100% 47 ha

4 Production factors * Number of cows owners in Wallonie (1990 to 2012) Dairy Suckler Average number of cows per owner in Wallonie (1990 to 2012) Dairy Suckler Number (x 1.000) Cattle Pigs Poultry

5 Products * Crops Average Area Production Yield (ha) (t) (t/ha) Cereals of which - wheat ,55 - barley ,28 - spelt ,92 Industrial crops of which - sugar beets ,44 - flax straw ,31 - rapeseed ,08 - chicory ,01 Potatoes of which - early potatoes ,91 - late potatoes ,76 Field vegetables of which - green peas ,86 - green beans ,47 Fodder of which - corn (whole plant) ,96 - grassland (all cuts) - temporary ,84 - permanent ,97 Permanent crops of which - nurseries orchards and small fruit Livestock 2012 Holdings Number Cattle of which - dairy cows suckler cows Pigs Poultry of which - broilers laying hens Rabbits - - Sheep Goats Equines

6 Products * Slaughterings 2012 Number Average weight (kg) Cattle of which - bulls cows Pigs Sheep and lambs Goats and kids 48 Horses and foals Milk production Quota (million litres) Holdings Land usage average fodder 57,8% cereals 25,9% other 1,2% permanent crops 0,3% potatoes 4,5% field vegetables 1,8% industrial crops 8,5% Type of farming Beef production 28,1% Milk 13,9% Milk and beef production 10,5% Arable crops 24,8% Others 11,6% Arable crops and beef production 11,1%

7 Products * Importance of arable crops in walloon municipalities (2012) Importance of horticulture in walloon municipalities (2012)

8 Products * Importance of beef production in walloon municipalities (2012) Importance of dairy production in walloon municipalities (2012)

9 Products * Organic production Importance of organic production in walloon municipalities (2010) in % of the communal UAA Importance of organically bred livestock 2012 Number In % total livestock Cattle ,8 Pigs ,1 Sheep and goats ,0 Poultry ,2 Share of area under organic production by type of crop (2012) grassland 84,6% green fodder 2,1% arable crops 12,2% vegetables, fruits 1,0% others 0,1%

10 Economic data Gross Value Added of agriculture (including agri-food sector) to the walloon economy (2011)** 2,8 % Total value of the agricultural production * millions Vegetables Horticulture Others Nurseries, flowers,... Potatoes Arable crops Cereals Others Sugar beets Pork Livestock products Beef Milk Others Poultry % Share of Wallonia in the belgian agricultural production (2012) * All sectors 23 % Arable crops 51 % of which : - cereals 55 % - sugar beets 66 % - potatoes 45 % Horticulture 13 % of which : - vegetables 10 % - fruits 7 % Livestock products 22 % of which : - cattle 52 % - pigs 7 % - poultry 16 % - dairy 40 % - eggs 13 % * DGARNE, natural and agricultural Environment Studies Department, agricultural economic Analysis Directorate and CLE ** National bank of Belgium Banque nationale de Belgique

11 Per type of farming Economic data Part of the walloon agriculture in the belgian agriculture (2012)* Labour (annual work units) 29 % Utilised agriculture area 54 % Fodder area 54 % Number of farms 35 % Arable crops area 56 % Horticultural crops area 23 % Number of cattle 49 % Number of poultry 15 % Number of pigs 6 % Agricultural income** ( period) (All farms=100) Arable crops Arable crops/beef production Arable crops/milk production All farms dairy cattle Dairy and beef cattle Beef cattle Per agricultural region Région limoneuse Région sablo-limoneuse Région herbagère liégeoise All farms Région herbagère (Fagne) Condroz Famenne Haute Ardenne Région jurassique Ardenne ** DGARNE, natural and agricultural Environment Studies Department, agricultural economic Analysis Directorate

12 Share of grassland in the communal UAA Specialization of walloon municipalities based on productions * * DGARNE, natural and agricultural Environment Studies Department, agricultural economic Analysis Directorate

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