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Programme du recensement mondial de l’agriculture

World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2000

The Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000 assists countries by providing definitions, concepts, standards and guidelines for censuses in the decade 1996 - 2005. This is to generate a database of internationally comparable figures, such as number of farms by size, number of livestock by type and age/sex classification, and land use by crops and agricultural inputs. 

The census programme can be considered as the means to achieve harmonization of national practices: FAO encourages countries to follow the Programme as closely as national conditions and practices allow.

The 2000 programme covered the censuses carried out during the decade (1996 - 2005). Some 122 countries are reported to have carried out an agriculture census during the decade, and 114 countries made available their census reports to FAO. These reports served as the basis for preparation of internationally comparable data and metadata on the agricultural censuses reported in the publication.

Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000
FAO Statistical Development Series 5

The Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000 is intended to assist countries by providing definitions, concepts, standards and guidelines for censuses in the decade 1996-2005 in order to generate a data base of internationally comparable figures.

2000 World Census of Agriculture
Main results and metadata by country (1996-2005)

This publication reports the main characteristics of the structure of agriculture in countries as defined by the characteristics of agricultural holdings, gender of holder, land tenure and land use, crops, livestock, etc., and the metadata on each agricultural census covered in the publication.

2000 World Census of Agriculture
Analysis and International Comparison of the Results

This publication presents a comparison of data (not without limitations) received from different countries. It provides selected data on number and area of holdings, gender of the holder, farm population, employment, land tenure, land use, main crops, livestock, irrigation and machinery and equipment.

2000 World Census of Agriculture
Methodological Review (1996-2005)

This publication is a methodological review of the agricultural censuses conducted within the framework of the Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000. It covers methodological aspects like enumeration methods and techniques, census frames, geographical and holding type coverage, census scope, etc.