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Agro Census visits more than 2 million properties nationwide

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By February 2018, around 5 million agricultural establishments must be traversed by IBGE agents

The  10th Agricultural Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) has already registered 2,028,419 agricultural establishments. The figure represents 38.2% of the estimated 5,252,354 sites that are expected to be visited by February 2018. The survey data will help the Government of Brazil to develop new public policies for the sector. For this reason, it is necessary that all producers receive the IBGE census takers and answer the survey questions. 

Among the regions, the Southeast is the most advanced. As of Monday (27), 404,850 (43.42%) establishments had been visited. On the other hand, work in the Midwest is at the slowest pace: 111,684 (34.39%) properties have already been covered by the institute's agents. To reverse this situation, the IBGE opened a public notice to select another 32 temporary professionals to work in the Census in cities of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. 

In the South region, 387,575 (38.34%) establishments have already been covered. In the North, the number already reaches 190,331 (37,58%) and in the Northeast to 933,979 (37,7%). 

Data from the Agro Census began to be lifted in October. They are collected through Mobile Collection Devices (DMCs), similar to ordinary smartphones. Paper forms are no longer used, the questionnaires are digital.

The devices run an application developed by IBGE itself, which uses GPS and satellite images of each census sector. They show the position of the enumerator on the ground and indicate the location and addresses of the establishments to be counted.  As the enumerator finishes his daily tasks, the data is already being transmitted over the internet and checked by supervisors.

Source: IBGE