A census is started on the state of agriculture

By: STA Date: 2023. 05. 11. 09:30

The Central Statistical Office (KSH) will start an agricultural census on May 15 in order to assess the situation of Hungarian agriculture by July 15 and get an idea of the changes that have occurred in the agricultural sector. It is mandatory for the 74,000 individual farms and 11,000 economic organizations designated in 941 settlements to fill out the questionnaire – Gabriella Vukovich, president of the KSH, announced at her press conference on Thursday.

The census is carried out in two stages. The questionnaires can be filled out online between May 15 and 31, and with the help of enumerators between June 1 and July 15. The president of the KSH said that the data collected during the Agrárium 2023 census will serve as the basis for decisions related to policy, agricultural programs, infrastructure and rural development, but will also provide information to the participants of domestic economic management and to the farmers themselves and the European Union.

This is what questionnaires are for

Regarding the content of the questionnaires, Péter Tóth, head of the agricultural statistics department of the KSH, project leader of Agrárium 2023, explained: the census maps the characteristics of domestic land use, the size and composition of livestock, the parameters of orchards, tillage and irrigation indicators, labor force and generation change information, as well as the extent and characteristics of mechanization and agricultural digitization, the prevalence and characteristics of precision farming.

The individual farms involved in the provision of data will receive the invitation letter by post or e-mail

They also contain the 12-digit access code required for online self-completion. Economic organizations can fill out the questionnaire through the Elektra system, which is already well known in their circles, while the privileged individual farms can use the Maja system, which was developed by KSH, the statistical office pointed out.

The preliminary data of Agrárium 2023 is expected to be published by KSH this autumn.


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