By Roberto Benedetti, Federica Piersimoni, Marco Bee, Giuseppe Espa

As a result of the frequent use of surveys in agricultural assets estimation there's a extensive and recognizable curiosity in equipment and strategies to assemble and strategy agricultural info. This booklet brings jointly the data of lecturers and specialists to extend the dissemination of the newest advancements in agricultural records. undertaking a census, constructing frames and registers and utilizing administrative info for statistical reasons are lined and matters coming up from pattern layout and estimation, use of distant sensing, administration of information caliber and dissemination and research of survey information are explored.Key features:Brings jointly prime quality learn on agricultural information from specialists during this field.Provides a radical and masses wanted evaluate of advancements inside agricultural statistics.Contains summaries for every bankruptcy, delivering a worthy reference framework for these new to the field.Based upon a range of key methodological papers provided on the ICAS convention sequence, up-to-date and extended to handle present issues.Covers conventional statistical methodologies together with sampling and weighting.This booklet offers a far wanted advisor to undertaking surveys of land use and to the most recent advancements in agricultural facts. Statisticians attracted to agricultural facts, agricultural statisticians in nationwide information workplaces and statisticians and researchers utilizing survey technique will take advantage of this booklet.

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E. small farm holdings not producing for the market, but merely or mainly for their own consumption. Most recent experiences show that the overall support for such a register at EU level – preparing the way for EU sampling and EU surveys – is not yet sufficient. This way of substantially reducing the burden and allowing a linking of sources has until now been possible only in a limited number of countries. g. containing only the marketoriented farms as described above) could be regarded as an ideal situation and as an effective response to the future.

Legislators are more frequently seeking data at lower levels of aggregation. In order for survey-based estimates to be reliable, the sample sizes would be required to increase beyond the organization’s capacity to pay. The NASS’s approach has been to augment probability-based survey estimates with non-probability-based survey data. Much effort is put into investigating statistical methods for small-area estimation that use models borrowing strength from other data sources such as administrative data or other areas.

AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 5 economic reforms in agriculture a number of large agricultural enterprises (with state or collective ownership) were liquidated and significant number of small and medium size private enterprises and farms were created in their place. This development resulted in considerable problems with the collection of primary data needed for compilation of agricultural statistics relating to various aspects of economic process in this sector of economy. Under these conditions a system of sample surveys had to be introduced in order to obtain data on the activities of numerous small private farms and personal plots of households which were to supplement the data from the reports submitted to statistical authorities by agricultural organizations (relatively large enterprises with different type of ownership).

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