Statistiques de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture

Regional workshop on sampling for agricultural censuses and surveys. Montevideo, Uruguay


20 - 24 June 2011, Montevideo, Uruguay

The workshop was organized in partnership with Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), Uruguay and National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) of United States at Montevideo as part of a global series of workshop on this theme. These workshops build on  the topics discussed during the series of Round Table Meeting on the World Programme for Census of Agriculture 2010 (WCA 2010). Through these workshops FAO is responding to the need to build capacity in the countries for use of sampling techniques in agricultural census and surveys. In situations of resource constraint these techniques could provide viable and cost-effective options for making available reliable agriculture statistics.

The Workshop provided training in the theoretical and practical aspects of sampling techniques to the participants from the region, particularly keeping in view the new modular approach advocated in the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010. Plans of the countries for implementing the next round of agricultural census and surveys were also reviewed. 

The participants were sampling statisticians and leaders of census, who are likely to play a role the planning and execution of agricultural census and surveys in their respective countries. Seventy-four participants from eighteen countries, viz., Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, República Dominicana, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela attended the workshop.



Workshop series


Lecture presentations

Country presentations




Censo Agropecuário 2006

Leonardo Costa
(IBGE), Brasil

Programa Intercensal 2010

INE, Chile

Encuesta Nacional Agropecuaria 2011

DANE, Colombia

Información Estadística Agropecuaria

Sandra Mora,  (SEPSA)Costa Rica

Estadística Agropecuaria ESAG

INEC, Ecuador

Censos y Encuestas

El Salvador

Experiencia Censos 2007

El Salvador

Censos y Encuestas

Pablo Toledo (INE)

Censo general agropecuario de Haití


Censos y Encuestas

Rene Murillo, (INE) Honduras

Encuestas Agropecuarias


Practicas Nacionales de los Censos y Encuestas

Juan Valverde (INEI) Peru

Programa de Censos y Encuestas

Mary Rodríguez
Fidias Díaz (ONE) Republica Dominicana

Censos Poblacionales y Principales Encuesta

INE, República Bolivariana de Venezuela