Roundtable Meeting on 2010 World Programme for the Census of Agriculture

Santiago, Chile, 22-26 September 2008

The meeting continued the series of meetings planned to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 to the FAO member countries in different regions.


• The meeting aimed to disseminate among member countries of FAO from Latin America the new World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 which will cover the period 2006-2015. It was organized with the objective of helping the participants gain a deeper understanding of the new strategy of adopting a modular approach to data collection being advocated by FAO through this Programme.

• Plans of the countries for implementing the 2010 round of agricultural census and surveys were also reviewed.

• The use of new technologies in census and surveys taking and processing were presented and discussed.


The participants of the meeting were the professional statisticians and census leaders who are likely to play a role in planning and execution of agricultural census in their respective countries during the decade to which the Programme pertains (2006-2015). In some cases, participants have already headed the execution of the agricultural census under this round. A total of 34 participants from 17 countries, ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and FAO attended the meeting. The countries represented were: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Technical documents

Overview of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010


Integration ofthe Agricultural Census in the National Programme for Surveys and Modular Approach to Surveys

Land and Water Resources in the Census of Agriculture

Demographic Characteristics of Agricultural Households and Farm Labour

Country-Stat presentation

Crops and livestock in the Census of Agriculture


Agricultural Practices and Agricultural Services in the Census of Agriculture

Aquaculture in the Census of Agriculture

Community-level Statistics

Agricultural Census and Agricultural Surveys frames

The Census of Agriculture and the Millennium Development Goals.

The post-census agricultural survey system

Use of Information Technology for the Agricultural Censuses

Gender considerations in the Census of Agriculture

New techniques for census and surveys enumeration


Links between the Census of Agriculture and the Population Census

Statistical Classifications for Agricultural Censuses



Mr Hiek Som
Chief, Surveys and Statistical Development Service
FAO Statistics Division

Tel.: +39 06 570 55070
Fax: +39 06 570 55615