The Agricultural Census is a comprehensive statistical survey, aimed at conducting at regular intervals all statistical activities that enable the integration of information on the number of agricultural holdings, their structure, methods of agricultural production, rural development measures, agri-environmental aspects and other related information in the Republic of Croatia for the purposes of official statistics.
The aim of the Agricultural Census is to obtain as accurate data as possible on Croatian agriculture and to determine the importance of this activity for the Croatian economy. The obtained data will enable a better definition of the problem of agricultural activity at the state and local level, as well as better planning and appropriate support for its development.
The collected data on the structure of agricultural holdings will be comparable at the European Union level and will provide the necessary statistical knowledge base for planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and audit of the related policies, in particular the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including the rural development measures, the environmental policy, the policy of adaptation to and mitigation of climate changes, land use and some sustainable development goals.
Within the Agricultural Census, the data on the land trust, the manner of using agricultural land fund, the area of orchards, olive groves and vineyards, as well as the number of fruit trees and vines, irrigation, livestock, labour force in agriculture, other gainful activities, animal housing, manure management, machines and equipment, rural development measures and organic agricultural production will be collected.
The Croatian Bureau of Statistics will publish the first results of the Agricultural Census by 30 November 2020, and the final results by 31 December 2021 at the latest, according to the dynamics defined in the Calendar of Statistical Data Issues of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.