Agricultural Statistics

Agricultural Statistics

A Handbook for Developing Countries

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: N. M. Idaikkadar
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279633

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Agricultural Statistics: A Handbook for Developing Countries presents the development of agricultural statistics in various countries of Africa and Asia. This book provides a guideline to those in charge of agricultural statistics in developing countries to know their priorities and to have clear objectives. Organized into 14 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the importance of regular collection of agricultural statistics to the functioning of the community as well as for its agriculture and agricultural development. This text then examines the improvement of methods of collection of existing statistics for greater dependability. Other chapters consider the yield rates and areas of crop production. This book discusses as well the direct estimation of production, which consists of large estates with their processing plants meant for processing their products only. The final chapter deals with the various organizational set-ups for the compilation of agricultural statistics. This book is a valuable resource for agriculturists and statisticians.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Introduction

    1.1 Background

    1.2 Definition

    1.3 Basic and Current Statistics

    1.4 Development of Statistics

    1.5 Treatment of the Subject

    2. Methodology of Development

    2.1 Scope

    2.2 Stages of Development

    2.3 Objective Methods and Use of Sampling

    2.4 Objective Methods and Pilot Surveys

    2.5 Gaps in Data Collection

    3. Agricultural Production — General Ideas

    3.1 Importance

    3.2 Crops

    3.3 Direct Estimation

    4. Agricultural Production — Crop Yields

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Crop Yield Surveys

    4.3 Example (Temporary Crop)

    4.4 Example (Permanent Crop)

    5. Agricultural Production (Crops) — Area

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Reporting System

    5.3 Guidelines for Development

    5.4 Area Measurements

    5.5 Priorities

    5.6 Mixed Cropping

    5.7 Permanent Crops

    6. Agricultural Production (Crops) — Forecasting

    6.1 Need

    6.2 The Two Components

    6.3 Crop Yields

    7. Agricultural Production — Livestock and Livestock Products

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Livestock Inventory

    7.3 Livestock Products

    8. Index Numbers of Agricultural Production

    8.1 General Remarks

    8.2 Concept of Production

    8.3 Weights

    8.4 Formula Used

    8.5 Indices Used

    8.6 Example

    9. Supply/Utilization Accounts (Food Balance Sheets)

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Purpose and Use

    9.3 Commodity Coverage

    9.4 Concepts and Definitions

    9.5 Guidance on Filling the Balance Sheets

    9.6 Example

    10. Census of Agriculture

    10.1 General Remarks

    10.2 Objectives

    10.3 Scope and Coverage

    10.4 Concepts and Definitions

    10.5 Planning and Procedure

    10.6 Analysis, Tabulation and Final Report

    11. Survey and Sampling Methods

    11.1 Scope

    11.2 Surveys

    11.3 Sampling Methods

    12. Price Statistics

    12.1 Importance

    12.2 Some Characteristics

    12.3 Types of Agricultural Prices

    12.4 Collection

    12.5 Users

    13. Statistics for Agricultural Planning

    13.1 Inclusion in Existing Data Collection

    13.2 Land Utilization

    13.3 Irrigation

    13.4 Fertilizer

    13.5 Employment in Agriculture

    13.6 Agricultural Power and Machinery

    13.7 Agricultural Credit

    13.8 Market Intelligence

    13.9 Cost of Production

    14. Staff and Organization

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Staff

    14.3 Selection and Training

    14.4 Staff Management

    14.5 Field Organization


    Typical Form for Data Collection — Cost of Production

    Typical Form for Data Collection — Reporting System

    Relevant Publications


Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279633

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