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  1. Agriculture Statistics Liaison Group18 November 2010 18 November 2010 • Presentation by • Margaret McLoughlin • CSO, Ireland

  2. Presentation Agenda Welcome & Introductions CSO Objectives for the Group ASLG Terms of Reference Today’s agenda 2

  3. CSO objectives for the Group Improve Communication: Learning about each others’ information needs & usage; data sources and projects Quality Assurance: Cross-organisational functional co-operation is a good mechanism for improving understanding of others’ data & documentation Optimisation: Broad information needs require subject matter expertise to both collect data & analyse merged data sets Resources: Need for diverse, proactive & voluntary expert cooperation Coherence: 1.Need for different organisations to submit same national information to various international organisations 2. Agreement on the acceptable information source 3

  4. The CSO dilemma! Information Flow 4

  5. Today’s Agenda 3.Agree ASLG Terms Of Reference 4.CSO:Overview of Data Collection Projects (CSO will outline its current and future data collection obligations, progress on Census of Agriculture 2010 and the recent use of administrative data.) Coffee Break 5.DAFF: Overview of Data Collection & Data Holdings 6.Data needs of the group (A discussion focusing on the combined data needs and data collection potential of the ASLG members) 7.Agree next steps & Action List arising from discussions 8.Agree date for next ASLG meeting 9.AOB & Close 5

  6. ASLG Terms of Reference 1.Ensuring the agricultural statistical system meets the requirements of EU, national and regional policy needs 2.Production of a quality assurance action plan 3.Promotion of best practice and efficiencies in the compilation of agriculture statistics by further consideration of the SPAR recommendations the development of a single register of agricultural holdings analysing the possibilities for merging CSO surveys with DAFF administrative schemes working with the CSO in the spirit of the European Statistics Code of Practice1 assisting CSO in its work on agri-environmental indicators consideration of options to further reduce response burden 4. Information sharing 1http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/quality/code_of_practice 6

  7. Thank you for being here today 7

  8. Agricultural Statistics Liaison GroupNovember 18th 2010 CSO: Overview of Data Collection Projects Hilda McCarthy

  9. Overview • Background • Structure of CSO Agriculture Division • CSO EU Obligations • CSO Data Collection • Other EU Requests • Challenges • Future Opportunities & Needs

  10. Background Statistical Potential of Administrative Records1(SPAR) • Recommendations 1. Use CMMS as main data source for Cattle 2. Develop general database for Cattle, Sheep & Pigs 3. Corporate Client System (CCS) as basis for CSO surveys National Statistics Board - Strategy for Statistics2 • Recommends review of SPAR progress 1http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/other_releases/spar_chapters1-4.pdf 2http://www.nsb.ie/pdf_docs/StrategyforStatistics2009-2014.pdf

  11. Agriculture Division Three areas within Agriculture Division • Agriculture Accounts/Production (Andrew Murray) • Agriculture Prices/Data (Susan O’Connor/Fiona O’Callaghan) • Agriculture Register/Census (Hilda McCarthy/Fiona O’Callaghan)

  12. CSO Data to Eurostat • Census 2010, FSS 2013, FSS 2016   • Gross Indigenous Production Forecasts • June Crop/Livestock Data • December Livestock Data • Livestock Slaughterings   • Economic Accounts for Agriculture   • Milk Statistics • Structure of Dairy Enterprises   • Area Yield & Production of Crops • Agricultural Price Indices (API)     • Regional Accounts for Agriculture • Supply Balances http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/

  13. Census of Agriculture 2010 • Response Rate: 89.5% (137,822 of 153,903 issued) • Survey Agricultural Production Methods Oct 2010 - 51.7% returned (of 39,974)

  14. Census of Agriculture 2010 (cont’d) • Complete Editing • Verify ‘inactive’ farms • Imputation for (a) missing data (b) non-respondents • Merge COA 2010 survey data with 2010 Admin data • Merge COA data with SAPM data • Complete Commonage Report • Prepare National Methodological Report • Transmission to Eurostat: March –Dec 2012 • Revision of 2001-2009

  15. CSO Data Collection Surveys • June 1st Crops/Livestock Survey • December 1st Livestock Survey • Census of Agriculture 2010 • Survey of Agricultural Production Methods • Farm Structure Survey 2013, 2016 • Livestock Slaughterings (M) • Price Inquiry – Agriculture Inputs & Outputs (M) • Milk Intake Inquiry (M) • Area, Yield & Production Survey

  16. Other Data Sources Used • Administrative Data -Cattle (AIM) -Cereals (SFP) -Geo Coordinates (SFP) -Register Births (SFP) -Monthly Slaughterings on Export Licensed Premises -Subsidies, Cereals Production, Fertiliser Sales, Feedstuff Sales, Live Animal Trade • Other Survey Data - Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS) - Miscellaneous Trade data (CSO) - JLC (Earnings Agri Workers)

  17. Other Eurostat Requests • Rural Development Indicators (NUTS level 3) • Agricultural Environmental Indicators (AEI) • Pesticides • Fisheries • Orchard Survey

  18. Rural Development Indicators (NUTS level 3) -Population Change -Migration -Natural Population Change -Age Structure Changes -Life Expectancy at Birth -Forms of Employment -Importance of Employment Sectors -Importance of Public Sector Employment

  19. Rural Development Indicators (cont’d) -Capacity & Occupancy of Tourist Accommodation -Weight of Manufacturing/Tertiary Sector -Employment/Unemployment -Relative Changes of (Un)Employment -Human Capital -Potentially Available Human Resources -Structure of Agricultural Holdings -Weight of Agriculture

  20. Rural Development Indicators (cont’d) -Productivity of Agricultural Holdings -Availability of Roads/Railways -Proximity to Railway Stations -Supply of & Proximity to Primary/Secondary Schools -Proximity to University -Supply of & Proximity to Hospital -Health & Care

  21. Agricultural Environmental Indicators (AEI) • 28 indicators 1. Agri-environmental Commitments 2. Agricultural area under Natura 2000 3. Use of Farm Advisory Services and Farmers Training Level (FSS) 4. Area under Organic Farming (FSS) 5. Mineral Fertiliser Consumption 6. Consumption of Pesticides 7. Irrigation (FSS) 8. Energy use 9. Land Use Charge 10. Cropping/Livestock Patterns (FSS)

  22. Agricultural Environmental Indicators (AEI) 11.1 Soil Cover (FSS) 11.2 Tillage Practices 11.3 Manure storage (FSS) 12. Intensification 13. Specialisation (FSS) 14.Risk of Land Abandonment 15. Gross Nitrogen Balances 16. Risk of Pollution by Phosphorus 17. Pesticide Risk 18. Ammonia Emissions

  23. Agricultural Environmental Indicators (AEI) 19. GHG Emissions 20. Water Abstraction 21. Soil Erosion 22. Genetic Diversity 23. High Nature Value Farmland 24. Production of Renewable Energy 25. Population in Farmland Birds 26. Soil Quality 27. Water Quality 28. Landscape

  24. Challenges • Maintain Accurate Register of Agriculture Holdings • Minimize Response Burden • Maximize Use of Administrative Data • Maintain Respondent Cooperation • Meeting Increasing Statistical Demands • Maintain Timeliness • Coordination & Quality Assurance Role of CSO

  25. Building the Register + • Checks -Duplicates -Specialist Producers • Final COA Register : 153,903 records

  26. Future Opportunities & Needs • Rural Development Indicators • Agri-Environmental Indicators • Sheep Census • Web Data Collection • Combined CSO/DAFF Milk Intake Inquiry • Soil Quality Indicator Database (EU SILC) • Agricultural Employment Data (QNHS) • Meat Supply Balance • Land Sales

  27. Considerations • Confidentiality • Response Burden • Resources • Professional Independence1 1Regulation 223/2009 on European Statistics

  28. Where to next? • Final Census 2010 Results • Utilise DAFF Sheep Census Data • Combined Milk Inquiry • Single Farm Register Over to you………

  29. Thank you Any Questions? http://www.cso.ie