The 2012 National Census of Agriculture (IV CENAGRO) helped obtain a picture of the agricultural situation within the country. However, to periodically update information such as production, use of resources, prices, among others, it is important to have annual or continuous surveys. The purpose of these surveys is to track farms over time, which is not possible with the census.
The first National Agricultural survey was carried out in 2014 for the first time. The information obtained from this survey was used to develop indicators for the Peruvian agricultural sector that serve as a baseline, which enable the monitoring of the sector over time.
The 2015 National Agricultural Survey is a statistical investigation that has as its fundamental purpose to generate up to date information that can be used to construct indicators that facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the various budgetary programs that fall within the framework of the Budget for Results that the Ministry of Economics and Finance has been implementing in the public sector, and in this way, contribute to the design and orientation of public policies that aim to improve the living standards of agricultural producers.
The specific objectives of the 2015 National Agricultural Survey are:
- To estimate land-use, the area planted and harvested, the production and yield of the main temporary and permanent crops, milk production, minor species and livestock inventory.
- To obtain the necessary information to construct agricultural sector indicators that facilitate the monitoring of existing gaps between medium and small agricultural producers.
- To provide information that enables the comparison of indicators of the budgetary programs for small and medium agricultural producers over time.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
1. Characteristics of the agricultural holding
2. Crops planted and and harvested in the agricultural holding in the last 12 months
3. Crop area- planting and harvesting
4. Agricultural Practices
5. Livestock Production
6. Food safety
7. Agricultural extension services
8. Organization/Association membership
9. Access to financial services
10. Agricultural production costs
11. Socio-economic characteristics of the household
The survey covers all agricultural holdings within the country that are less than 50 ha and the agricultural units that are agricultural or farming enterprises.
Producers and sponsors
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics
National Directorate of Censuses and Surveys
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Ministry of Economics and Finance
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics
The sampling frame for the selection of the survey sample is made up of statistical information from the IV National Census of Agriculture 2012 (IV CENAGRO).
The total sample of the 2015 National Agricultural Survey is made up of 29,218 agricultural holdings of small and medium producers, 2,359 agricultural holdings of large agricultural producers; and 2,020 agricultural holdings of natural persons of special stratum.
Deviations from the Sample Design
From the sampling design, it was expected that a total of 30,577 agricultural holdings would be surveyed, out of which 29,218 are small and medium, and 1,359 are large agricultural holdings (enterprises, poultry farms, pig farms). In the sample, a total of 27,948 agricultural enterprises were surveyed, out of which 26,874 are small and medium and 1,074 belong to large (enterprises, poultry farms, pig farms) agricultural holdings.
1. The rate of non-response of the small and medium agricultural holdings was 1.6%
The non-response rate of small and medium agricultural holdings in the coastal region was 2.0%
The non-response rate of small and medium agricultural holdings in the mountainous region was 1.1%
The non-response rate of small and medium agricultural holdings in the jungle region was 2.4%
2. The non-response rate of large agricultural units was 1.7%
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
I. Development of the Data Entry System ENA 2015
An Integrated System is developed to provide support to the project. This system contains the following modules:
This task consisted of evaluating, identifying, and fixing the errors and missing values in variables in the dataset. This task is under the mandate of the National Supervisor and is supervised by a team in charge of data processing and methodology in the headquarters
III. Development and analysis of the quality-check indicators
This task entails the development of methodological rules and procedures through which the Monitoring and Data Entry System generates the specified quality-check indicators, after checking the consistency of the data.
IV. Exporting the Database in a Stata or SPSS format
The microdata is generated in either a Stata or SPSS format.
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