The 2015 Agricultural Census (AC) was the second comprehensive agricultural census to be conducted in Azerbaijan. The first AC was carried out in 1921. Between these two comprehensive ACs, only specialized agricultural censuses were conducted, such as livestock censuses or censuses of sown areas of crops, orchards and vineyards.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
The scope of the study includes:
· Land property, rent relations and land using
· Sown area of agricultural plants
· Perennial plants
· Land areas treated with fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture year
· Irrigation methods applied in farm
· Number and breed of livestock and poultry
· Fish farming in lakes and ponds
· Equipment for processing of agricultural products
· Existing of agricultural buildings and structures
· Existing of agricultural equipment and machines
· Employees working in agriculture
Agriculture & Rural Development
Land (policy, resource management)
The statistical unit was the agricultural holding, defined as an economic entity engaged in the production of crop and livestock products. The AC covered both holdings in the household sector and in the non-household sector.
Producers and sponsors
State Statistical Committee (SSC)
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Economy
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources
Ministry of Finance
State Committee on Property Issues
Azerbaijan State Agrarian University
Institute of Economy of National Sciences Academy
Scientific-Research Institute on Agriculture Economy
1. Methodological modality for conducting the census
The classical approach was used in the AC 2015.
Statistical registers and administrative records were used to build the frame.
3. Complete and/or sample enumeration methods
The AC 2015 was conducted by complete enumeration of agricultural holdings.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Data collection from the agricultural holdings in the household sector was undertaken using the face-to-face interviewing method and a printed questionnaire (the PAPI method). Self-interviewing using paper questionnaires was applied to collect census data from holdings in the non-household sector.
Two questionnaires were used in the AC 2015:
a. one for holdings in the non-household sector (Form 1)
b. one for those in the household sector (Form 2)
The 16 core items recommended by FAO to be collected in the WCA 2010 were covered, 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
See questionnair in external materials.
(a) DATA PROCESSING AND ARCHIVING
The data from census questionnaires were entered into the AC database manually by operators in regional offices of the SSC, using the MySQL program.
(b) CENSUS DATA QUALITY
A mechanism for the monitoring and supervision of census fieldwork was established. It included supervision of fieldwork by supervisors, daily checks of the quality of the census questionnaires filled by enumerators and, if necessary, repeated visits to farms the data relating to which were in doubt. In addition, a PES was conducted to assess the AC's results.
Preliminary census results were published in 2016. The final results were disseminated in 13 volumes in 2016. The census results were disseminated at the national and subnational level.
State Statistical Committee,
the Republic of Azerbaijan
Address: AZ 1136 Inshaatchilar Avenue 81, Baku, Azerbaijan
Telephone: (+99) 4125387357
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