Results of the Agricultural Census 2020
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Electronic publication “Results of the Agricultural Census 2020” presents statistical information on Lithuanian agriculture in a visually attractive and convenient manner.
The 2020 Agricultural Census as well as the collected and processed data provided an opportunity to have a detailed portrait of Lithuanian agriculture once again. We have prepared statistical information on farms of different categories, farm size, specialisation, land and its use, working family members, hired employees and duration of their work, farms’ activities other than agricultural ones, agricultural production methods applied by farms, number of farm animals and keeping thereof, as well as manure management practices. In this publication, statistical information is presented at the national level, statistical information of the Census 2020 is compared with the results of the Census 2010.
Farmers’ and family farms and agricultural companies and other enterprises (hereinafter referred to as the “farms”) participated in the Census and presented statistical data about their farms. The Census questionnaire had to be filled in by the farms with the utilised agricultural area of one or more hectares or those with the utilised agricultural area of less than one hectare and annual agricultural income of no less than EUR 1,520.
The publication provides statistical information prepared based on the statistical data collected during the Census, as well as derived indicators (standard output, type of farming, number of livestock units, number of employees in terms of annual work units). Moreover, the economic size of all farms larger than 1 ha, defining their production potential and enabling their breakdown by type of farming defining their specialisation, was determined. To determine the economic size of a farm, the standard output of each species of crops or animals (birds) is multiplied by the area under respective crops or the number of respective animals (birds), and the results obtained are added up. This sum shows the total standard output of a farm and defines its economic size.
Statistical information is presented excluding farms having less than one hectare of utilised agricultural area and annual agricultural income of less than EUR 1,560.
Statistical data about land, crops, number of farm animals, agricultural production methods were collected from all farms. Statistical data about farm employees, activities other than agricultural ones, keeping farm animals and manure management practices were collected from farms selected using sampling methods, which were consistent to physical thresholds indicated in Annex II of Regulation (EU) 2018/1091 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on integrated farm statistics and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1166/2008 and (EU) No 1337/2011.
The survey is partially funded by the EU.
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