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Eurofarm: Reassigning farm structure statistical data using GIS.

Objectives:Among the various databases on agriculture available at Eurostat, the Farm Structure Surveys (FSS) and particularly the basic surveys, which take place every ten years (census) have a special place. These are to date the only surveys to be report at the same time on the structure of holdings, their managers, the land use, livestock, and labor force. They provide inter alia data concerning the various crops well as the number and types of agricultural machinery. Results are given for relatively fine administrative units at the European scale-survey districts, namely geographical limits based on the NUTS regions.

The project consists of many phases, which linked with the functional and operational status of the Eurofarm database system in Greece. The obligation is to provide official statistical data to Eurostat derived from the agricultural -livestock census (basic Farm Structure Surveys (FSS)) of the year 2000. FSS is a database of Eurostat that receives data on individual agricultural holdings in all the Member States of the European Union. Eurostat processes these data and the results are stored in the form of statistical tables in the Eurofarm database. Even though all Member States must obligatorily carry out a basic survey (agricultural census) every 10 years, they can also conduct sample surveys at intermediate intervals (usually every two years). Nevertheless, for certain characteristics, the Member States could survey by sampling during the general census of population. The data are also implemented in New Cronos after they are transformed in the NUTS (Nomenclature for Statistical Territorial Units) nomenclature in order to define the geographical units. The above data contribute decisively in the development plans policy at national level. The results will be disseminated, by means of a book, which will be published late of the year 2003.

Υποστήριξη: Υπουργείο Εθνικής Οικονομίας (ΕΣΥΕ), ΕΕ
Διάρκεια: 2001 - 2002
Επιστημονικός Υπεύθυνος: Θ. Τσιλιγκιρίδης (ΓΠΑ)