The CSO has decided, unavoidably, to defer the collection of the Census of Agriculture which was due to take place on 1st June 2020. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, key tasks scheduled between now and June cannot be completed.
Alternative dates and options for the collection of the Census of Agriculture are currently being assessed. The CSO has been in contact with Eurostat and key users of agricultural statistics about the best way forward to compile the in-depth data on Irish agriculture which this ten-yearly census provides.
The CSO will notify data users and the farming community as soon as a new date for collection of the Census of Agriculture has been agreed.
The CSO thanks all farmers for their continued cooperation when completing CSO questionnaires.