04/04/2017 | 12PM
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) on Monday (April 3) announced that the Census of Agriculture 2017 begins on October 1st. In the course of five months, census takers will be visiting 5.3 million farming properties throughout the country, raising data on production, the profile of agricultural workers, use of irrigation and pesticides, among other topics.
The role of smallholder farming in agricultural production will also be covered by the survey. The findings are expected to be released as of mid-2018.
The census is expected to cost a total $243 million, with $157.8 million earmarked for 2017 alone. About 26,000 temporary workers will be hired in more than 4,000 municipalities to collect data for five months.
Source: Agência Brasil