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LAW OF UKRAINE

of September 23, 2008 No. 575-VI

About agricultural census

(as amended on 05-11-2020)

This Law determines legal, organizational and economic basis of preparation and carrying out agricultural census, processing, generalization, distribution and use of its results, and also governs the relations of subjects of agricultural census, determines their rights, obligations and responsibility, establishes guarantees of the state concerning protection of the confidential information obtained in the course of carrying out agricultural census.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Determination of terms

In this Law the following terms are used in such value:

producers of agricultural products are the agricultural producers, physical persons (including households, the physical persons performing the activities connected with maintaining personal peasant economy, self-employed persons in the field of agricultural industry) who are engaged in agricultural activities;

household - set of persons who jointly live in one premises or its part provide themselves to all necessary for life activity, conduct joint economy, fully or partially combine and spend means. These faces can consist in the related relations or the relations of property, not to consist in any of these relations, or to consist also in those, and in other respects. The household can consist of one person;

tools of agricultural census - census documentation, instructive (methodical) and other materials which are used during preparation, carrying out agricultural census, processing, generalization, distribution and use of its results;

the schedule of preparation and carrying out agricultural census, and also processing and distribution of its results, the list of the main organizational actions for each stage of works in the course of agricultural census with establishment of terms of their accomplishment and determination of executives in charge;

the user - the legal entity or physical person using data of agricultural census;

primary data - information of rather quantity and quality characteristic of the phenomena and processes provided by respondents during statistical observations;

census documentation - forms of the state statistical observations, schedules, questionnaires, forms for record of answers to the questions specified in them according to the program of agricultural census and the instruction (specifying) concerning their filling;

the program of development of materials agricultural perepisisistema of groups and combinations of signs by means of which primary data of agricultural census are transformed to set of the summary depersonalized and generalized sizes;

the program of agricultural census - the list of questions of rather various characteristics of condition and structure of agricultural industry, the phenomena and processes in this area;

respondents are the producers of agricultural products who are subject to agricultural census;

agricultural census - the periodic state statistical observation including data collection which for the established date characterize condition and structure of agricultural industry, the phenomenon and processes in this area, and also processing, generalization, distribution and use of its results;

temporary personnel - specially prepared persons who are involved in preparation to carrying out, processing and generalization of results of agricultural census for the terms established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and have the corresponding certificate.

Article 2. Legal basis of agricultural census

The legal basis of agricultural census is the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "About the state statistics", this Law, other regulatory legal acts governing the relations in the field of statistics, information and informatizations.

Article 3. Purpose of carrying out agricultural census

The purpose of carrying out agricultural census is:

receipt of complete, objective and reliable data of rather various characteristics of field of agricultural industry;

receipt of aggregated data for the analysis of dynamics of the main indicators of agricultural activities of respondents and ensuring carrying out the state statistical observations and the corresponding calculations during the period between agricultural censuses;

determination of structural changes in agricultural industry for information support of management, forecasting of social and economic development and development of state policy in this area;

data acquisition about small territorial units and detailed combinational groupings of structural signs of subjects of agricultural activities for development at the local and regional levels of the actions aimed at the social and economic development of the corresponding territories.

Article 4. Subjects of agricultural census

Treat subjects of agricultural census:

respondents;

temporary personnel;

central and local executive bodies, local government bodies, and also other legal entities (their branches, representations, departments and so forth) that according to article 10 of this Law are involved in preparation and carrying out, processing, generalization, distribution and use of results of agricultural census according to their powers;

users.

Article 5. Types of agricultural census

The agricultural census can be general and thematic.

General agricultural census - continuous or not continuous statistical observation of rather complex characteristic of condition and structure of field of agricultural industry.

Thematic agricultural census - periodic continuous or not continuous statistical observation of rather separate activities, phenomena and processes in agricultural industry.

Article 6. Basis and frequency of carrying out agricultural censuses

The basis for carrying out agricultural census is the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The general agricultural census is carried out once in ten years to the terms coordinated with carrying out the world agricultural censuses.

Thematic agricultural censuses are conducted to the period between general agricultural censuses for the purpose of deeper studying of the separate phenomena and processes in agricultural industry.

The census of cattle stock is conducted once in five years, and other thematic agricultural censuses are conducted in case of requirement to the terms determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on representation of the central executive body which creates state policy in the field of statistics.

Section II. Methods and program of agricultural census, basic organizational and methodological principles of its carrying out

Article 7. Methods of carrying out agricultural census

The agricultural census can be carried out by the following methods:

1) filling with respondents - legal entities of the corresponding census documentation based on source accounting documents;

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