World Programme for the Census of Agriculture

World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020, Volume 2

Web-based resources

Volume 2 of the WCA 2020 provides practical guidance of the main stages involved in the preparation and implementation of the census of agriculture. The various chapters of the publication refer the reader to detail aspects that are available in FAO and other specialized publications and sources. These references include, among others, cross-references between sections and chapters, links the content of different chapters to country practices, hyperlinks to relevant specialized and detailed methodological publications and Web-based resources. They intend to illustrate or provide more guidance on certain aspects as well as to learn from experience how to overcome practical issues.

The table below contains the Web-based resources cited in Volume 2 ordered by chapter and paragraph.
Link to full WCA 2020, Volume 2 document.

PART ONE - Planning the census of agriculture

Chapter 1 - Introduction

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Chapter 2- Relevance and advocacy for the institutional framework

Country examples on quantifying benefits
(Paragraph 2.24)

Technical report on financially quantifying the benefits of the Agricultural Census of the United Kingdom (Townsend, 2016)

Chapter 3 - Legal framework

Country examples on legal provision regarding joint collections
(Paragraph 3.45)

Country examples on legal framework (Paragraph 3.56)

Bulgaria, Census of Agricultural farms Act 2009
Lithuania, Statistics Act 2010
Paraguay, LEY No 81/92
Poland, Law on official statistics 1995
Russia, Federal Law on All- Russian agricultural census 2005
Russia, Federation Resolution 2005
Spain, Boletin official del estado 2009
Togo, Portant Organisation de l'activities statistique 2011
Uruguay, National Register of Laws decrees 1978
Uruguay, National Statistical System 1994
Uruguay, Decree 2009
Uruguay, Resolution 2009

Country examples on legal framework
(Box 3.3)

New Zealand, Statistics Act 1975

Chapter 4 - Institutional framework

Country examples on central census office(Paragraph 4.16)

Uganda,  Agricultural Census  2008/2009 Report

Country examples on census technical committee

(Paragraph 4.28)

Cameroon, Decree 2015

Country examples on census technical committee (Box 4.1)

Congo, Decree 2013

Chapter 5 - Planning and budgeting

Country examples on work plan
(Paragraph5.11)

Congo, Agricultural Census Budget 2014/2015, Work Plan
Moldova,  Agricultural Census  2011, Work Plan

Country examples on budget for a communication plan

(Paragraph 5.12)

Congo, Agricultural Census Budget 2014/2015, Communication Plan 
Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census 2014/2015, Communication Plan

Country examples on budget
(Paragraph 5.39)

Congo, Agricultural Census Budget 2014/2015, Budget

Country examples on managing changes in a statistical programme
(Box 5.1)

Canada, Change management overview 

Chapter 6 - Communication and publicity

Country examples on communication and publicity
(Paragraph 6.20)

Congo Agricultural Census 2013, Communication Strategy
Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census,2014 Communication Strategy

Chapter 7 - Tabulation plan

Country examples on content consultation process (Paragraph 7.15)

Statistics Canada, 2014 Content consultation

Country examples on census report tabulations
(Box 7.1)

Saint Lucia,  Census of Agriculture 2007 Report

Country examples on census report tabulations
(Paragraph 7.59)

Australia, Agricultural Census 2010/2011 Report
Brazil, Agricultural Census 2006 Report
China, Agricultural Census 2006 Report

Russia, Agricultural Census 2006 Report
United Kingdom, Agriculture in the UK 2010 Report
United States of America, Agricultural Census 2012 Report 
Congo, Agricultural Census 2014 Report
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009 Report
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009 Report
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009 Report on tabulation plan

Chapter 8 - Quality assurance framework

Country examples on census data quality(Paragraph8.51)

Australia, Agricultural Census 2000/2001
Scotland, Agricultural Census 2014, Results

PART TWO - Methodological modalities

Chapter 9 - Overview of census modalities

Country examples on community survey (Paragraph 9.41)

Congo, Agricultural Census 2014, Village questionnaire
Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census 2015/2016, Village Questionnaire

Haiti, Agricultural Census 2009, Community questionnaire
Lao, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Village questionnaire
Malawi, Agricultural Census 2006/2007, Community questionnaire
Nicaragua, Agricultural Census 2011, Community questionnaire
Togo, Agricultural Census 2012/2013, Village questionnaire

Chapter 10 - Classical census

 

Country examples on classical approach (complete enumeration census)
(Paragraph 10.12)

Brazil, Agricultural Census 2007, Methodology
Chile, Agricultural Census 2007, Methodology
China, Agricultural Census 2007, Methodology
New Zealand, Agriculture Production Census 2012, Methodology
Poland, Farm Structure Survey 2010, Methodology

Country examples on classical approach (combination of complete and sample enumeration)
(Paragraph 10.19)

Russia, Agricultural Census 2006, Methodology  

Country examples on classical approach (use of different census questionnaires)
(Paragraph 10.37)

Lithuania, Farm Structure Survey 2009/2010, Methodology
Moldova, Agricultural Census 2011, Methodology
United State, Agricultural Census 2012, Methodology

Chapter 11 -Modular census and integrated census and survey modality

Country examples on use of core module as frame for supplementary modules in the modular approach
(Paragraph 11.19)

Cambodia, Agricultural Census 2013, Report
Togo, Agricultural Census 2011, Explanatory Notes

Country examples on use of population census as frame for supplementary modules in the modular approach
(Paragraph 11.23)

Mozambique, Agricultural Census 2009-2011, Methodology

Country examples on use of administrative sources as frame for supplementary modules
(Paragraph 11.25)

Denmark, Agricultural Census 2010, Explanatory Notes

Chapter 12 - Use of registers as a source of census data

Country examples on use of registers in the census
(Paragraph12.8)

The database for social statistics in Denmark (Statistics Denmark, 2007)
The Register-based Statistical System - Preconditions and Processes, Norway (Statistics Norway, 2008)

Country examples on the use of administrative data to pre-fill census questionnaires
(Paragraph 12.10)

Quality Framework for Statistics based on Administrative Data Sources using the Example of the Austrian Census 2011 (Berka et al., 2017)

Country examples on quality assessment of administrative data (Paragraph 12.23)

Quality assessment of administrative data (Sweden, 2011)

Country examples on use of administrative registers in the Farm Structure Surveys(Paragraph 12.28)

Farm Structure Survey 2009/2010, Survey on Agricultural Production Methods, National Methodological Report of Estonia
Farm Structure Survey 2009/2010, Survey on Agricultural Production Methods, National Methodological Report of Latvia
Farm Structure Survey 2009/2010, Survey on Agricultural Production Methods, National Methodological Report of Lithuania

Country examples on use of registers in the census 
(Paragraph 12.30)

France’s redesigned census: lessons and prospects (INSEE, 2011)
The role of population registers in censuses, Central Statistical Office of Hungary (CSO Hungary, 1999)

Country examples on traditional versus register-based census
(Paragraph 12.31)

From a traditional census towards a register-based census in Finland (Statistics Finland, 2006)

Country examples on register-based census
(Paragraph 12.33)

Quality Framework for Statistics based on Administrative Data Sources using the Example of the Austrian Census 2011  (Berka et al., 2017)

Country examples on the use of registers and administrative data for statistical purposes
(Paragraph 12.37)

Use of Registers and Administrative Data Sources for Statistical Purposes, Finland (Statistics Finland, 2004)
The role of population registers in censuses, Central Statistical Office of Hungary (CSO Hungary, 1999)

Country examples on register-based census (Paragraph 12.42)

Register-based Census in Austria, 2014 (Statistics Austria, 2014)

Country examples on combined use of administrative registers and sample surveys 
(Paragraph 12.44)

Census Technology: Recent developments and implications on census methodology, Record matching for census purposes in the Netherlands  (Statistics Netherlands, 2007)

PART THREE - Census preparation and implementation

Chapter 13 - Preparation of frames

Country examples on census frame
(Paragraph 13.40)

France, Census of Agriculture 2010, Methodology
Mauritius Census of Agriculture 2014, Census Frame
Nepal, Census of Agriculture 2011, Sample Frame
Peru, National Census of Agriculture 2012 Plan

Country examples on census frame
(Paragraph 13.50)

American Samoa Census of Agriculture 2007
Fiji, Census of Agriculture 2009

Chapter 14 - Cartography and use of maps

Country examples on cartography and use of maps
(Paragraph 14.10)

Delineation and management of enumeration areas in Census operations, Nigeria (C. Eze and J. Igbokwe, 2012)
Combining Geospatial and Statistical Data for Analyzing & Dissemination -special reference to Qatar Census 2010 (M. Malki, 2011)
Census mapping methodology using remote sensing and GIS technology, The Seychelles National Statistics Bureau (GeoSpace International and NBS Seychelles, 2007)

Chapter 15 - Use of sampling in the census

Country examples of sample designs based on multiple frames
(Box 15.4)

Fiji, Agricultural Census 2009, Field Team Manual
Puerto Rico, Agricultural Census 2007, Methodology

Country examples on use of sampling for production of preliminary census results
(Box 15.5)

Methodological, technical support to agricultural censuses, Hungary (E. Laczka, CSO Hungary, 2015)

Chapter 16 - Questionnaires and instruction manuals

Country examples on questionnaires
(Paragraph 16.23)

Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census 2014/2015, Core questionnaire
Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census 2014/2015, Community questionnaire
Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census 2014/2015, Questionnaire for commercial farms
Mexico, Agricultural Census 2007, Questionnaire

Country examples on community questionnaires (Paragraph 16.34)

Cote d'Ivoire, Agricultural Census 2014/2015 Community questionnaire
Haiti, Agricultural Census 2009, Community questionnaire
Lao PDR, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Community questionnaire
Malawi, Agricultural Census 2006/2007, Community questionnaire
Myanmar, Agricultural Census 2010, Community questionnaire
Nicaragua, Agricultural Census 2011, Community questionnaire

Country examples on questionnaires at holding and parcel level
(Paragraph 16.50)

Peru, Agricultural Census 2012, Questionnaire
Uruguay, Agricultural Census 2011, Questionnaire

Country examples on census questionnaire with a chapter on regional data
(Paragraph 16.51)

Italy, Agricultural Census 2010, Questionnaire
Hungary, Agricultural Census 2010, Questionnaire
Romania, Agricultural Census 2010, Questionnaire

Country examples on census questionnaire with an annex on regional data
(Paragraph 16.52)

Armenia, Agricultural Census 2014, Questionnaire(1)
Armenia, Agricultural Census 2014, Questionnaire(Annex)
Armenia, Agricultural Census 2014, Questionnaire (2)
Armenia, Agricultural Census 2014, Questionnaire(3)
Moldova, Agricultural Census 2011, Questionnaire(1)
Moldova, Agricultural Census 2011, Questionnaire(2)

Country examples on instruction manuals
(Paragraph 16.84)

Lao PDR, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Instruction Manual
Uganda, Census of Agriculture 2008/2009, Instruction Manual

Country examples on enumerator's manual
(Paragraph 16.87)

Costa Rica, Agricultural Census 2014, Enumerator's Manual
Nicaragua, Agricultural Census 2011, Enumerator Manual
Nicaragua, Agricultural Census 2011, Questionnaire Manual
Romania, Agricultural Census 2010, Enumerator Manual

Saint Lucia, Agricultural Census 2007, Enumerator Manual
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009, Enumerators' Manual

Questionnaires examples by themes and regions

Click this link for examples of census questionnaires by theme and region

Chapter 17 - Staffing

Country examples on structure of census staff
(Paragraph 17.8)

China, Agricultural Census 2006, Organizational Structure
India, Agricultural Census 2010/2011,Organizational Structure
Italy, Agricultural Census 2010, Organizational Structure
Poland, Farm Structure Survey 2010, Methodology
Romania, Agricultural Census 2010, Organizational Structure
Spain, Agricultural Census 2009, Organizational Structure

Chapter 18 - Training

 

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Chapter 19 - Organization of field work and census enumeration

Country examples on listing operation based on visits
(Paragraph19.28)

Equatorial Guinea, Agricultural Census 2015, Questionnaire(1)
Equatorial Guinea, Agricultural Census 2015, Questionnaire(2)
Peru, Agricultural Census 2012, Questionnaire

Country examples on listing operation combined with census operation
(Paragraph 19.29)

Angola, Census of Population and Housing 2014, Questionnaire
Burkina Faso, Agricultural Census 2006, Questionnaire
Burkina Faso, Agricultural Census 2006, Supervisors' Manual
Burkina Faso, Agricultural Census 2006, Enumerators' Manual
Congo, Agricultural Census 2014, Enumerators' Manual
Congo, Agricultural Census 2014, Questionnaire
Cote d'Ivoire, Census of Farmers and Farms 2015, Manual of Enumerator
Cote d'Ivoire, Census of Farmers and Farms 2015 Questionnaire
Niger, Agricultural Census 2004, Questionnaire
Togo, Agricultural Census 2012/2013, Questionnaire

Togo, Agricultural Census 2012/2013, Enumerators' Manual

Country examples on listing operation based on population census
(Paragraph 19.30)

Burkina Faso, Agricultural Census 2006
Indonesia, Agricultural Census 2013
Niue, Agricultural Census 2009
Panama, Population and housing census 2010

Country examples on instruction manuals
(Paragraph 19.53)

Lao PDR, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Instruction Manual
Nicaragua, Agricultural Census 2011, Instruction Manual
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009, Instruction Manual

Country examples on instruction manuals
(Paragraph 19.56)

Bhutan, Agricultural Census 2009, Instruction Manual
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009, Instruction Manual
Nicaragua, Agricultural Census 2011, Instruction Manual

Chapter 20 - Data collection methods and use of technology

Country examples on use of new technologies
(Paragraph 20.97)

Use of technology for agricultural census data collection, FAO 2018 

Chapter 21 - Data processing and archiving

Country example on certification of data validation

Data certification in the Canadian Census of Agriculture (Statistics Canada, 2017) 

Chapter 22 - Safe access to microdata

 

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Chapter 23 - Post-enumeration survey

Country example on Post Enumeration Survey (Box 23.1)

Nicaragua, National Agriculture Census 2011, Report

Country example on Post Enumeration Survey (Box 23.2)

Thailand, Agricultural Census 2013 Preliminary, Report

Country example on Post Enumeration Survey (Box 23.3)

Indonesia, Agricultural Census 2013, Report

Chapter 24 - Data analysis, reporting and dissemination

Country examples on preliminary results(paragraph 24.32)

Australia, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Report
Cambodia, Agricultural Census 2013, Preliminary Report
Hungary, Agricultural Census 2010, Preliminary Report
United States of America, Agricultural Census 2014, Preliminary Report

Country examples on final reports (Paragraph 24.39)

Australia, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Report
Brazil, Agricultural Census 2006, Report
China, Agricultural Census 2006, Report
Congo, Agricultural Census 2014, Report

India, Agricultural Census 2005/2006, Report
Russia, Agricultural Census 2006, Report
United Kingdom, Agriculture in the UK 2010, Report
United States of America, Agricultural Census 2012, Report
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009, Report

Country examples on thematic/analytic reports 
(Paragraph 24.43)

Australia, Agricultural Census 2010/2011, Analytical Report
Moldova, Moldova, General Census of Agriculture 2011 Analytical Report
Myanmar, Agricultural Census 2010, Analytical Report 

Suriname, Agricultural Census 2008, Analytical Report

Country examples on technical reports (Paragraph 24.51)

Portugal, Agricultural Census 2009, Report
Uganda, Agricultural Census 2008/2009, Report

Country examples on cartographic products(Paragraph 24.76)

El Salvador, Agricultural Census 2007, Atlas
United Kingdom, Agriculture in the UK 2010, Maps

Country examples on census public use databases (Paragraph 24.96)

Australia, Agricultural census database
Estonia, Agricultural census database
Slovenia, Agricultural census 2010, Database
Sweden, Agricultural census 2010, Database
United States of America, Agricultural census 2012, Database

Chapter 25 - Reconciliation of current statistics with census results

 

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