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1 FEDERAL STATE SATISTICS SERVICE Use of the Russian Agricultural Census 2006 Data & Agricultural Census 2016 Approaches Deputy Director General of the Federal State Statistics Service Mr. Georgy Oksenoyt Subotica, May 2014

2 The first national agricultural census in the new economic environment was held in Russia in July 2006 The importance of the Census The last agricultural census was conducted in Russia in 1920 Specialized agricultural censuses were periodically carried out (censuses of crops acreage, fruit plantations and vineyards, livestock) There were significant structural changes in agricultural sector of economy Restructuring of statistical monitoring of agriculture (enumeration censuses, sample surveys) The concept of the Census, its program and methodology were developed according to the recommendations of the UN FAO and other international organizations FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 2

3 Scope of the Census 2006 The Census covered: - 59,2 thousand agricultural organizations and businesses - 253,1 thousand farms - 32,0 thousand individual entrepreneurs - 22,8 million private subsidiary farms and other private holdings thousand gardening, horticulture, dacha non-profit associations, including 14 million individual land holdings 200 thousand temporary enumerators were involved in the Census 250 million questionnaire forms were processed and scanned FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 3

4 The results of the Census 2006 were published in 9 volumes (12 books) by constituents of Russia and contain the following data: A number of census objects by farm types, legal forms, and activities Labour force: a number of employees in organizations, farms and individual entrepreneurs by sex, age, level of education private households by a number of persons employed in agricultural work Land: land area and structure by farm type actually used farmland area area of abandoned land Areas of crops and perennial plants: a wide range of crops and perennial plants, their structure by farm types and species acreage planted with elite seeds and their share measures to improve soil fertility FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 4

5 Livestock (number of animals): - by farm types, age and sex groups, their structure - number of breeding farm animals and their share Technical facilities, production facilities and infrastructure: - availability of agricultural machinery - availability of tractors and combine harvesters in the farm - presence of industrial buildings - availability of infrastructural facilities continuation Groups of farms by availability and use of resources and production capabilities: - an annual average number of employees - the size of land area - major crop acreage - livestock (main types of farm animals) - availability of tractors and combine harvester threshers The Census 2006 results were compiled not only on subfederal level but also by 27 thousand of urban and rural settlements FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 5

6 Main characteristics of the Census 2006 objects (as of 1 July 2006) Agricultural enterprises Farms and individual entrepreneurs Farms (private subsidiary farms and other private holdings and non-profit associations) Total all farm types Number of enterprises (farms)- thd 59,2 285, ,4 1) Land area total, thd hectares of which farmland Area under crop total, thd hectares including: cereals and pulses industrial crops oilseeds potatoes vegetables and melons forage crops Livestock, thd animals bovine cattle swine sheep and goats horses reindeer ) The data refer to the number of personal subsidiary farms and other individual holdings FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 6

7 continuation Agricultural enterprises Farms and individual entrepreneurs Farms (private subsidiary farms and other private holdings and nonprofit associations) Total all farm types Poultry stock total, thd birds including: hens ducks geese turkeys quails ostriches 4 0,3 1 5 Average for 1 farm: Total land area, hectares ,4 Total area under crop, hectares ,1 Number of livestock, animals: bovine cattle swine sheep and goats reindeer FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 7

8 Popularization of the Census 2006 results International Conference on the improvement of agricultural statistics based on the experience of the agricultural census - August 2008 front page publication of the article «Main results of the Russian Agricultural Census 2006» in the central newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta of 10 September 2008 г. 190 (4747) press events (press conferences, briefings, roundtables); presentation on seminars, including international events, in the media, scientific communities, international organizations, national statistical offices, etc. promotional publications "Agricultural Census in Russia" and the booklet The Russian Agricultural Census 2006" booklet in English "Main results of Russian Agricultural Census 2006" exhibitions at Rosstat, the Federation Council, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Rosstat s website: Single Federal Statistical Information System: FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 8

9 Dissemination of the Census 2006 results Rosstat official publications, including CD, were dispatched to: President and the Presidential Administration Prime Minister and the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly State Duma Federal ministries and agencies (Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Justice, the Federal Security Service, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Federal Registration Agency) Accounting Chamber Central Bank Heads of federal regions and their administrations Association of Russian Peasant (Individual) Farmers and Agricultural Cooperatives (AKKOR), the Union of Gardeners of Russia Russian Academy of Sciences, Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian scientific research institutes & research centers Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics, Russian State Agrarian University Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K.A.Timiryazev, Moscow Economics & Statistics Institute Libraries (in the Presidential Administration, Russian Parliament, Rosstat) International organizations (FAO, Eurostat, OECD, World Bank, IMF etc.) National statistical offices Rosstat s regional offices FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 9

10 Use of the Census 2006 data For development of long term agriculture development programs State program for agricultural development and regulation of markets of agricultural products, raw materials and food the Russian Federation Food Security Doctrine Federal target program "Social development of rural regions" Providing business community with relevant information Ensuring implementation of international obligations on the exchange of information with international organizations Sharing the experience in conducting agricultural censuses with national statistical offices FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 10

11 continuation Information basis on the main characteristics and structure of agriculture The Russian Agricultural Census 2006 as the basis of the agricultural statistics A new set of statistical populations by all types of agricultural producers was developed Development and improvement of the sample survey system Recalculation of time series Review of methodological guidelines on agriculture FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 11

12 PREPARATION FOR THE AGRICULTURAL CENSUS 2016 According to the Russian Government Decree On the Russian Agricultural Census 2016, the census will be taken from 1 July to 15 August 2016 FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 12

13 Main stages of preparation and conduct of the Russian Agricultural Census 2016 I. Pilot census taking in August Organizational support Listing of census objects 2015 II. Preparation for the Census Methodological support Enrolling of temporary enumerators During 2015 Development and adoption of methodological, instructional, and enumeration tools Training of regional statistics offices stuff and temporary enumerators April-June 2016 Development of training and census results publication programs 2. Regulatory support The Decree of the Russian Government On the Russian Agricultural Census 2016 Project of the Federal Law On Amendments to the Federal Law on the Russian Agricultural Census - Adoption of the Federal Law, - Adoption of the Russian Government Decree on implementation of the Federal Law Public awareness campaign 5. Financial and technical support III. Agricultural Census taking IV. Processing and publishing the official Census results Computerized processing of the Census results July - 15 August 2016 IV quarter Obtaining and publishing of the Census preliminary results 2017 Publishing of the Census final results 2018 FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 13

14 The Census program was developed: In accordance with World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 Based on the experience of: the agricultural census 2006 the pilot census 2012 The following new questions were included: The program of the Agricultural Census 2016 application of advanced methods of farm keeping attracting credits and directions of their use receipt of subsidies from the federal budget and or budget of the Russian constituent, etc. The Census program contains the following characteristics: demographic characteristics of census objects and employment in agriculture the size of the total land area, structure and use of agricultural land, including reclaimed the size and structure of areas of agricultural crops and fruit plantations by type livestock and poultry by species availability of machinery and equipment, etc. FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 14

15 Data collection methods For agricultural enterprises, farms, individual entrepreneurs a total survey method (with the use of machine-readable or electronic forms) For horticultural, gardening and dacha non-profit associations a sampling method (with the use of machine-readable forms) For private subsidiary farms and other private holdings enumerator interviewing with the use of tablet PCs, there is a discussion on the use of sampling method as well Data dissemination methods From 2012 all official statistical data is disseminated on free of charge basis under open license Traditional publication of official results of the census (hard copies and CDs) Publication of all official results on the web, including: Publication of official results on the level of urban and rural settlements (>20 thn) Providing internet access to census microdata Publication of all official results in an open data format FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE 15

16 Federal State Statistics Service ХВАЛА НА ПАЖНЬИ! THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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