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1Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Agricultural statistics in Israel Jamal Medlege Hana Tubi, MOAG CBS December 2010.

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1 1Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Agricultural statistics in Israel Jamal Medlege Hana Tubi, MOAG CBS December 2010

2 2Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi overview The Israeli agriculture plays a significant role as the major food supplier for the local market. Total agricultural produce in 2009 accounted for 1.8 % of the GDP (150 billion $). Around 70,000 people were directly employed in agriculture in 2009 ( 2.6% of the countrys total labor force). In the early 1950s, one full-time agricultural employee supplied food for 17 people, compared to 100 people in 2009

3 3Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Number of active farms Admin. data 2009 survey 1995 census 1981 census ,00025,40044,90035,000 Total Farms 13,00015,50022,80019,500Moshavim Kibbutzim 1,5003,7506,0005,100Urban/Rural 7,2005,81714,35010,000 Arab farms

4 4Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Agricultural data collection Wholesale prices – Daily Wholesale prices – Daily Export/import data – Monthly Export/import data – Monthly Agricultural area – annually Agricultural area – annually Economic agricultural account – annually Economic agricultural account – annually Agricultural census - planned in 2012 (last one in 1981, a comprehensive survey 1995)- Agricultural census - planned in 2012 (last one in 1981, a comprehensive survey 1995)-

5 5Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Annual data collection Crop areas Crop areas Crop production Crop production Livestock (heads) Livestock (heads) Animal production Animal production Fishery (mainly aquaculture) Fishery (mainly aquaculture) Labour force Labour force Income and investment Income and investment

6 6Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Agriculture area survey The Goal: Collection of updated reliable data regarding agricultural area and activities: Agriculture area survey The Goal: Collection of updated reliable data regarding agricultural area and activities: Area Balance (orchards, flowers, vegetables, field crops, grazing) animal inventories (cattle, chicken… Marketing and quotas by regions (milk, chicken, eggs and fish)

7 7Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Benefits Reliable and updated information Reliable and updated information Long-term planning Long-term planning Trend Analysis Trend Analysis Database for research Database for research Allocation limited resources Allocation limited resources Prevent market failure Prevent market failure

8 8Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Common Problems for Data Collection regarding Areas Missing data regarding farms that are not included in the administrative files Biased reporting Missing data regarding small farms Missing data regarding the activity location Missing data regarding the non-agricultural activities Farm structure and typology

9 9Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Challenges in Agriculture Statistics Challenges in Agriculture Statistics Privatization and decentralization of organizations in the agriculture sector Privatization and decentralization of organizations in the agriculture sector Cooperation problems Cooperation problems Time limits Time limits Shift to administrative sources with uncertain reliability Shift to administrative sources with uncertain reliability Missing Marketing data Missing Marketing data Geographic information system Geographic information system Protected crops (covered crops) Protected crops (covered crops) Lack of funds Lack of funds

10 Planned national projects

11 11Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Define a minimum threshold for farms Define a minimum threshold for farms Build a new farm register Build a new farm register Build questionnaire Build questionnaire Collect data Collect data Analyze data Analyze data Publish report Publish report Census Procedures

12 12Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Establish a new farm register Establish a new farm register Identify partial income from agriculture activity (business register) Identify partial income from agriculture activity (business register) Define minimum level income determination (production?) Define minimum level income determination (production?) Deduct double counting (cooperatives and partnerships) Deduct double counting (cooperatives and partnerships) Locate non reporting small farms Locate non reporting small farms Expected challenge (census aspects)

13 13Jamal Medlege/Hana Tubi Harmonize Data according to international standards. Harmonize Data according to international standards. Include the services component in the E.A.A (economic agriculture account) Include the services component in the E.A.A (economic agriculture account) Expected difficulties (harmonization aspects)

14 Agri-Environmental Indicators A new initiative of the CBS and MOAG Develop new indicators - for some of them data are available Examples include: Pesticides Nitrogen balance Water use Energy use Farm management practices


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