The survey on the structure of agricultural holdings in Lithuania was carried out in the June 2005 on a sample base. Prior this survey a full-scale agricultural census had been conducted last time in 2003. The reference date for the agricultural census 2005 was 1 June 2005. However for crops the crop year (sown in autumn 2004, in spring 2005 or planned to be sown) and for labour force characteristics was the reference period the preceding 12 months ending on 31 May 2005.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The target population was all the holdings having at least 1 ha utilised agricultural area or at least annual income from agricultural activity of at least 5000 LTL (5000 Lithuanian Litas ~ 1300 euros).
Producers and sponsors
The sampling frame was the one from the census 2003 complemented by new units from Enterprise Register. The frame was split into 5 strata by legal personality, economic size, type of farming, by location and certain characteristics (agricultural area, dairy cows, pigs and poultry). All legal persons and all family farms of at least 2 ESU were surveyed exhaustively. From the other strata a simple random sample was taken. The final sample contained almost 66 thousand farms including 330 new ones.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.