The 1998 Census of Agricultural Holdings (CAH) was the first agricultural census conducted in Albania. The second agricultural census, to which the metadata review and data presented here refer, was carried out in 2012.
General Census Agricultural Holdings is a extensive statistical operation for the collection, processing and publication of data on agriculture and livestocks in Albania .general Census Agriculture Holdings is the part of the integral system of the Agriculture Statistics. Agriculture Census provide general information for the agricultural unit with activity in the territorry Of the Republic Albania Agricultural Census provide the statistical information necessary for the planning and implementation of the general policies agricultural economic development and will enable the creation the register of the farm by type; Crop Register, Vineyard Register, Livestocks Register. Agricultural Census conducted one in ten years.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
Typical structural agricultural data that are collected are the size of the farm ,land use, number of livestocks, irrigation, labour force and others.
Agriculture & Rural Development
Food (production, crisis)
Land (policy, resource management)
The statistical unit is the agricultural holding, defined as a single unit, both technically and economically, which has a single management, is composed by land even in fragmented parcels, and undertakes agricultural and livestock activities within the economic territory of Albania.
Producers and sponsors
Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT)
Central Census Commission
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Ministry of Local Authorities
Swedish Statistical Office
The CAH frame was established based on the following sources: (i) data from the Census of Population and Housing (CPH) regarding the household units involved in agricultural activities; (ii) data provided by the MAFCP (resulted from the Farm Identification Campaign 2011, etc.); (iii) the INSTAT Business Register; (iv) the list of public and religious bodies, etc.
(b) Complete and/or sample enumeration methods
The CAH 2012 was conducted using complete enumeration.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
One detailed census questionnaire was used for the CAH 2012 data collection. The census questionnaire covered all 16 core items recommended in 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
(a) DATA PROCESSING AND ARCHIVING
For data entry, INSTAT used scanning technology with READSOFT software. The output of the scanning process was a text file that was imported to SAS for further processing. The programmes implemented a selective editing algorithm to identify significant errors in the data on area of land and the variables on livestock, separately by census district.
(b) CENSUS DATA QUALITY
A Post-enumeration Survey (PES) was conducted by INSTAT in December 2012 (one month after the census enumeration) to evaluate the census undercount. The PES was based on an aerial sample, in which the selected units were the enumeration areas (EAs). According to the PES, the undercoverage rate is 7.6 percent. In 2016, a calibration survey was carried out and calibration was implemented.
Optical scanning was used for census data capture. The census results were disseminated online. The final results of the CAH 2012 were published in 2017 and are available online. Thirty-three tables were prepared at the national level. At the prefecture and district level, 26 tables were chosen. Approximately 19 tables were prepared for each commune, which are modified versions of the tables at the national level.
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