Census of Agriculture 2020
The census of agriculture is being carried out in all Member States of the European Union, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2018/1091 of the European Parliament and of the Council on integrated farm statistics, in order to examine the trends in the structure of agricultural (crop and livestock) holdings.
The information to be collected is considered useful for the evaluation of the changes in the structure of the agricultural sector and for the formulation and implementation of new policies for agriculture and the rural areas in general. The data will also be used by the public, researchers, farmers and policy-makers to better understand the agricultural and livestock farming system in Cyprus and the impact of agriculture on the environment. The information is particularly important at the EU level as well, since it forms the basis for designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other related policies.
The census of agriculture is carried out at intervals of around 10 years. This is the seventh census of agriculture conducted after the independence of Cyprus. The previous ones were held in 1960, 1977, 1985, 1994, 2003 and 2010.
The census of 2020 covers the following aspects:
The data will be collected during the period September 2020 to April 2021. Data collection will be carried out by paper questionnaires filled out by enumerators of the Statistical Service during personal visits to all farm holders. Enumerators will bear an authorization card issued by the Statistical Service. All enumerators have been well trained in order to properly fill in the questionnaire.
The census is conducted according to the Statistics Law, No. 15(I) of 2000. Participation in the census is mandatory. The Statistical Service is obliged to treat all information obtained as confidential. It will be used solely for statistical purposes. The Law provides the respondents with the appropriate safeguards as to the protection of their personal data during their processing.
For the success of the census, the Statistical Service relies on the active and committed participation of all farmers, which is essential to ensure the accuracy and quality of the data collected.
For further information regarding the census, those interested can visit the website of the census of agriculture 2020 www.agricensus2020.gov.cy. They can also contact the Statistical Service at the following telephone numbers:
Lefkosia 22602222, 22602204
Lemesos 25270603, 25270602
Larnaka/Ammochostos 24205834, 24205835
Pafos 26804436, 26804443
On the occasion of the census of agriculture, the Statistical Service publishes an infographic with the latest available data on agriculture and livestock, as well as an information leaflet which answers to questions such as why the census is needed, when and how data will be collected, what kind of documentation is needed in order to complete the questionnaire quickly, how the confidentiality of information and personal data is safeguarded, when the results of the census will be available etc.
For more information:
Evi Kalogirou Demetriou: Tel.: +357 22602168, Email: email@example.com
Loukia Alexandrou: Tel.: +357 22605124, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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