The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) announced that the first phase of data collection process for the census of agriculture in Qatar 2021 will continue until March 26, in cooperation with the Qatar University’s Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI).
The Ministry said that the census will help the country have all the data and agricultural infrastructure across the country required to identify the problems, which will enable decision makers in government entities to take the appropriate actions to overcome these challenges, calling on the country’s farm owners and operators to cooperate with the census.
The target entities include all registered private and government farms and livestock farm, in different types mobile, complexes and those livestock farms annexed with agricultural farms and livestock farms located in Al Nakhsh area, in addition to all governmental and private agricultural processing establishments, during the entire agricultural season in the country (winter and summer), from Jan. – June 2021, followed by surveys related to costs and productivity of the sample that will continue until May 2022.
The comprehensive agricultural census is the most important statistical process that countries hold to collect data and information on the components of the agricultural sector, both farms and livestock, in accordance with the instructions of international agricultural organizations that call for a comprehensive agricultural census every five or ten years.
The 2020-2021 census is the 10 edition of global agricultural statistics, while The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides support and guidance to countries to implement national agricultural censuses. Data collection also provides an overview of the state of the agricultural sector in the country concerned, including the size of holdings, land tenure, land use, harvested area, irrigation, livestock, labor, and other agricultural inputs, especially since this information is vital in agricultural planning, policy-making, research and development, and monitoring the impact of agriculture on the environment.