World Program on Agricultural Censuses

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The FAO World Program for the Census of Agriculture (WCA) promotes the use of standard international concepts, definitions and methodology. Data collected provides a snapshot of the state of a country’s agricultural sector – from size of holdings, land tenure, land use, area harvested, irrigation, livestock, labour and other agricultural inputs. This information is vital in agricultural planning and policy-making, research and development and monitoring the impact of agriculture on the environment. Resources and information about the 10-year round program can be found on this United Nations FAO website. The website provides whole site translation is several languages.

FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome, Italy