The Agriculture Statistics Division is responsible for the collection, compilation and dissemination of information on periodic food crop and livestock surveys. Its primary objective is to estimate local food production. Information is also collected on prices, acreage, stocks, value of sales, disposals and acquisitions of animals, employment numbers and farming constraints.

Source of Data

CSO Agriculture Field Surveys conducted by the Division:

CropsLivestockPoultryOther
Food crop ๐ŸŒพSmall ruminants
(sheep ๐Ÿ‘, goat ๐Ÿ, rabbit ๐Ÿ‡ )
Duck ๐Ÿฆ†Aquaculture (fish farming) ๐ŸŸ
Pineapple ๐ŸPig ๐Ÿ–Broilers ๐Ÿ”Apiculture (Beekeeping) ๐Ÿ
PawpawPublic/Private Slaughterhouses ๐ŸฅฉTable eggs ๐Ÿฅš
Christophene (chayote)Livestock feed
Watercress

Tables and figures


Production, Sales and Prices


Crops


Poultry


Livestock


Aquaculture


Apiculture (BeeKeeping)


Prices


Publications


Information on surveys in collection

This survey was initiated in Trinidad in 1983 and includes the recording of all cultivation characteristics from 65 segments today. The survey design is โ€™area samplingโ€™. The Tobago survey was initiated in July 2005 using a list frame from the 2004 Agriculture Census of all food crop farmers in Tobago. It is conducted on a bi-monthly basis and covers 29 major food crops under the following categories; vegetables, root crops and pulses.
Data collected are; area under cultivation, quantity harvested, average farm gate prices and farm employment.

These surveys were initiated in 2002 in Trinidad. Data is collected through a census using a list frame on a quarterly basis.
Data collected are; area under cultivation, quantity harvested, average farm gate prices, farm employment by type of worker. These surveys are not done in Tobago.

This survey began in 1971. Data is collected through a census using a list frame on a quarterly basis.
Data collected are; number, type and weight of pigs, value of sales by type of disposal, prices of pork by type of marketing outlet, farm employment and production related problems.

This survey began in 2006 and is based on a list frame obtained from the 2004 Agriculture census. Information is collected on goats, sheep and rabbits. The survey design is a census of large farms and a 10% sample of small farms.
Data is collected on: Population by type, breeding status and sex, acquisitions and disposals by type, number, live weight by ruminant type, sales by type of ruminant, farm employment and farming constraints.

This survey began in 1969. The revised survey design utilizes a census of all farms. It is conducted 3 times per year.
Data is collected on; Number of chicks obtained by farmers for broiler production, number, live weight & value of broilers sold, number of farms by size and capacity, number of broilers sold by type of marketing outlet and farm employment.

This survey began in 1969. The revised survey design utilizes a census of all farms. It is conducted 3 times per year.
Data is collected on Total Production and sales. Sales data is disaggregated by wholesale and retail. Employment is also collected.

This survey began in 2012. Data is collected through a census using a list frame on a bi-annual basis.
Data is collected on: total number of farms, pens and area of pens, type of ducks on farms, acquisitions of ducklings by type and source, number and live weight of ducks disposed with average price per kg. Information is also collected on employment and farming constraints.

This survey began in 2007. Data is collected through a census using a list frame on a bi-annual basis. Data is collected on: the number of farmers by age and sex, Number of farms located in region by size of farm, Type of farming system used by total area, aquaculture stock by type of aquatic species and quantity of aquaculture products sold.

This survey began in 2007. Data is collected through
a census using a list frame on a bi-annual basis.

Data is collected on: the number of farmers by age and sex, Number of apiaries and colonies located in region by size, Type of beekeeping activity practiced, quantity of products produced and sold, farm employment and farming constraints.

This survey began in 1976. Data is collected through a census using a list frame on a quarterly basis.
Data is collected on: total production and ex-factory prices of various feeds produced. These have been classified into; Poultry Feeds, Pig Feeds, and Diary and Specialty Feeds.

The public survey began in 1959. Data is collected on: total number of animals slaughtered by type, live weight and dressed carcass weight.

Data is received on a quarterly basis from the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries - Planning Division.
For rice, information is collected on harvest, and for milk, fresh production is recorded.



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