Statistical register of agricultural holdings
Statistical activity code: 21209
Utilised agricultural land of agricultural holdings, number of animals by species, standard output and type of farming
Fur farming (number of fur animals)
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
Classification of Estonian Economic Activities (EMTAK)
Classification of legal forms
Keepers of fur animals
Agricultural holding – until 2019, agricultural holding was a single unit both technically and economically, which had single management and which produced agricultural products or maintained its land in good agricultural and environmental condition and where:
- there was at least one hectare of utilised agricultural land or;
- there was less than one hectare of utilised agricultural land and agricultural products are produced mainly for sale.
From 2020, agricultural holding is a single unit both technically and economically, where there is at least:
- 5 hectares of utilized agricultural area or;
- 2 hectares of arable land or;
- 0.5 hectares of potatoes or;
- 0.5 hectares of vegetables and strawberries or;
- 0.2 hectares of aromatic and medicinal plants and herbs, flowers, seeds, nurseries or;
- 0.3 hectares of fruit and berry plantations, other permanent crops (except nurseries) or;
- 100 m2 of greenhouses or;
- 1.7 livestock units.
Livestock unit (LSU) – a standard measurement unit that allows the aggregation of various kinds of livestock and poultry. Livestock units are defined on the basis of the feed requirements of individual animal categories. A dairy cow corresponds to one livestock unit, the coefficients of other animals are smaller (e.g. bovine animal – 0.8; fattening pig – 0.3; broiler – 0.007). The coefficients of livestock units are stated with EU Parliament and Council regulation No 2018/1091.
Number of animals – number of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, beehives, fur animals.
Standard output – monetary value of gross agricultural production at farm-gate price corresponding to the average situation in an agricultural activity and which is calculated on the basis of crop area, number of livestock and standard output coefficients.
Type of farming – determined on the basis of the share of the standard output by product type in the total standard output of the holding.
Utilised agricultural area – area utilised in the reference year for agricultural production or maintained in good agricultural and environmental condition (incl. arable land, permanent grassland, fruit and berry plantations, nurseries and kitchen gardens).
Keeper of fur animals
Keepers of fur animals
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EC) No 1165/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 concerning livestock and meat statistics and repealing Council Directives 93/23/EEC, 93/24/EEC and 93/25/EEC
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/220 of 3 February 2015 laying down rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1217/2009 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Union
Regulation (EC) No 543/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 concerning crop statistics and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 837/90 and (EEC) No 959/93
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 (Text with EEA relevance.)
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1874 of 29 November 2018 on the data to be provided for 2020 under Regulation (EU) 2018/1091 of the European Parliament and of the Council on integrated farm statistics and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1166/2008 and (EU) No 1337/2011, as regards the list of variables and their description
Council Regulation (EC) No 1217/2009 of 30 November 2009 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Community
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia (in Estonian). See more details on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Õigusaktid.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Data serve as input for the frames of agricultural statistical activities at Statistics Estonia and for the sample of Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN).
Handbook on implementing the Farm Structure Survey definitions and Typology Handbook
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
Agricultural Research Centre for sample of Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN)
Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
The statistical register of agricultural holdings is developed and maintained according to the order of Director General of Statistics Estonia.
Most European Union Member States keep a statistical register of agricultural holdings following similar principles. This ensures geographical comparability at the level required from surveys.
The data are not published. The frames are comparable since 2002.
The register is used as a frame for the production of agricultural statistics.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.
The following data are received from the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board (ARIB): the Agricultural Support and Land Parcel Register (incl. land use data) for updating the data on holdings and their land use twice a year; and the Register of Agricultural Animals for updating the data on holdings and their livestock four times a year.
The Agricultural Board provides the register of organic farming for updating the data on agricultural holdings with organic farming once a year.
The commercial register of the Centre of Registers and Infomation Systems provides data regularly for updating the data of agricultural holdings (changes of business names, contact details, liquidation, etc.).
The Population Register of the IT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior provides data regularly for updating the data on holders of agricultural holdings.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 20007 “Financial statistics of enterprises (quarterly)”, 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)”, 21106 “Labour cost index”, 21301 “Financial statistics of financial service activities and activities auxiliary to financial services (quarterly)”, 22303 “Foreign trade”, 40407 “Museum”, 40411 “Broadcasting” are used.
For the statistical activity “Statistical register of agricultural holdings” data are not collected separately. The data from administrative registers and source data from other statistical activities are used as input.
Data from the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board are received by e-mail and from cloud server, data from the Agricultural Board by e-mail and data from the Population Register and the commercial register via X-Road.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods or other surveys and with administrative data sources. Before data dissemination, the internal coherence of the data is checked.
Over the course of a year, the statistical register of agricultural holdings is updated on the basis of the data contained in legal registers and collected during statistical activities.