From August 1 to 30, 2021, an agricultural microcensus is planned in Russia. According to "Parlamentskaya Gazeta", the corresponding government decree comes into force on 9 September.
According to the document, at least 30 percent of agricultural producers, farmers, individual entrepreneurs, owners of personal subsidiary farms, checked during the All-Russian Agricultural Census of 2018, are to be interviewed. The questionnaires will contain questions about the size of cultivated areas, areas occupied by fruit plantations, as well as the number and livestock of farm animals.
Rosstat was appointed responsible for the preparation and conduct of the census, as well as the processing of the information received. By December 1, 2020, the forms of census forms and standards for the work of citizens who will collect information will be approved. The observation results will be summed up in the IV quarter of 2022.
According to the explanatory note to the decree, the purpose of the census is to track structural changes in agriculture in order to develop a forecast for its development and economic measures to improve the efficiency of agricultural production.