The 2007 Census of Agriculture (CA) was the third agricultural census carried out in Antigua and Barbuda. Previous agricultural censuses were conducted in 1961 and 1984.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
The scope of the study included:
Identification and location of agricultural holding
Identification and legal status of holder
Population and employment
Selected practices and facilities
Agriculture & Rural Development
Land (policy, resource management)
The statistical unit was the agricultural holding, defined as an economic unit of agricultural production under single management comprising all livestock kept and land used wholly or partly for agricultural production purposes, without regard to title, legal form or size. When two or more persons jointly operated a holding on an equal basis, all such persons were considered as holders and their information was recorded on the holding form. In this case, the required information on the holder's household was to be collected for each household of the joint holders, using a single holding questionnaire.
Producers and sponsors
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources and Agro-Industry (MALMRA)
National Statistics Office (NSO)
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources and Agro-Industry
i. Methodological modality for conducting the census
The classical approach was used in the CA 2007.
For holdings operated by households, the frame was constructed by canvassing the country and filling in the household questionnaire. A list of non-household holdings was provided by MALMRA.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
For census-taking purposes the country was divided into 288 enumeration districts (EDs), each containing approximately 100 households. Each ED was entrusted to one enumerator, who was required to canvass the assigned ED identifying all households within it and applying a household questionnaire (a short form). The household questionnaire was designed as a screening form to identify holdings above the thresholds, as well as a means to collect information from small holdings below the thresholds. Each household identified as having a holding completed a holding form. The second questionnaire, the "holding questionnaire" (a long form), was applied to all holdings above the threshold. Non-household holdings were separately enumerated, using the holding questionnaire.
Two questionnaires were applied:
(i) a household questionnaire (short), to collect information for small holdings below the threshold
(ii) a holding questionnaire (long), to collect information for all holdings above the threshold
The presence of fishing activities in the households was reported in the short questionnaire.The long questionnaire covered all 16 items recommended by the WCA 2010, namely;
0001 Identification and location of agricultural holding
0002+ Legal status of agricultural holder
0003 Sex of agricultural holder
0004 Age of agricultural holder
0005 Household size
0006 Main purpose of production of the holding
0007 Area of holding according to land use types
0008 Total area of holding
0009 Land tenure types on the holding
0010 Presence of irrigation on the holding
0011 Types of temporary crops on the holding
0012 Types of permanent crops on the holding and whether in compact plantation
0013 Number of animals on the holding for each livestock type
0014 Presence of aquaculture on the holding
0015+ Presence of forest and other wooded land on the holding
0016 Other economic production activities of the holding's enterprise
All questionnaires are attached to the external materials section.
1. DATA PROCESSING AND ARCHIVING
Data were manually edited, coded and keypunched.
2. CENSUS DATA QUALITY
Field supervision was applied to ensure quality during the field operations.
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs
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