Statistiques de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture

Structural data from agricultural censuses. February 2023 update

The FAOSTAT domain Structural data from agricultural censuses was launched in 2022 to disseminate data collected in national censuses of agriculture at the agricultural holding level. The domain presents structural data from agricultural censuses conducted in the 1990, 2000 and 2010 under FAO's World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA) rounds, with some holding-level information dating from the 1930s. Typical structural data include the size and number of agricultural holdings, the holder’s gender, the type of land tenure, the legal status of holders, as well as information on land use, crop area and farm labour

Following this launch, and for the first time in a census round, FAO’s Statistics Division began to compile and review data from censuses completed before the end of the current WCA 2020 round. This effort allowed the first update of the FAOSTAT domain, with data for 21 countries from the WCA 2020 round, including three new countries: Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia and Tuvalu.


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FAOSTAT Structural data from agricultural censuses domain

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