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Data will help create new public policies for the agricultural sector

Census Agro 2017

Questionnaires are applied in all states of the country; 1 million establishments have already been visited

In a month, census takers from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) visited one million rural establishments across the country. The balance, disclosed on Wednesday (1st), is within expectations, but has already impressed the technical coordinator of the Agro Census, Antônio Florido.

"Surprised the amount of questionnaires we received in this first month, since we knew that the first two weeks were adaptive. There are five months of collection, just over 5 million establishments, which gives about 1 million questionnaires per month. That's what we did in October. The forecast is that, in November, we surpass this mark of 1 million in the month, with new census takers and adjustments made, "he explains.

The collection is totally digital, through the Mobile Collection Devices (DMCs), which run an application developed by the IBGE's Information Technology Department. The questionnaire has questions whose answers will help to elaborate a new profile of Brazilian livestock, agriculture and agribusiness.

To carry out the work, approximately 20 thousand census takers are in the field in all the states of Brazil. Not all cities, however, have already been visited. This is because the pace of collection varies according to the particularities of each location.

In Mato Grosso, for example, the quantity of large properties demand more time from the enumerators. Each visit about six census tracts (territorial division of labor) and can only move to the next area after completing the previous one. Thus, IBGE explains that while the census taker visits one sector, another five are without collection.

After completing the interview with the owners of the rural establishments, the enumerator sends the questionnaire with the information of the establishment that visited. Data are checked by supervisory and / or regional census agents, who verify the consistency of the information. 

Source: Government of Brazil, with information from IBGE