The purpose of the survey is to provide estimates of land use for agriculture, crop production and distribution, and livestock and poultry inventories. The information covers all provinces in South Africa.
This document presents the results of the National Agricultural Survey conducted by Statistics South Africa specifically for the National Department of Agriculture (NDA) in August 2000. Information gathered in this survey should assist the NDA in the planning and development of all components of the agricultural sector including small-scale farming. While some information is available about large farms, very little information had been collected on small and emerging farms prior to the present study. These are covered in this survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide estimates of land use for agriculture, crop production and distribution, and livestock and poultry inventories. The information covers all provinces in South Africa.
Number of Farming Operations: by Type of Farming Activity and Geographical Location, by Type of Ownership
Gross Amount of Income, Turnover, Expenses, Debts and Profit
Income from Sales of Agricultural Products by Type of Farming Activity
Number and Total Area of Farming Operations
Type of Assets and Value of Assets
Farming Operations by Whether or Not Selected Facilities are Required, Availability of the Facilities: Water for Irrigation, Grain, Silos, Cold Storage Facilities, Packaging Services, Warehouses, Telephone Services, Electricity, Road from Farm to Market, Transport, Input Dealers, Trading Centres, Mills, Driers
Number of Farming Operations Keeping Livestock, Type of Ownership