Statistical Register of Agricultural Holdings

 Legal basis

Legal basis for the establishment of this register is Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12).
Purpose of survey
An initial Statistical Register of Agricultural Holdings should be established in 2012 under the IPA 2010 project.
The purpose is to establish this register as a main basis for conducting all statistical surveys in the area of agriculture statistics. The register will enable conducting surveys by using a reliable sample frame for statistical surveys, and to enable more complete definition of criteria for statistical unit coverage. The register establishment will be followed by procedure establishment for updating the data on agricultural holdings by means of using administrative sources and regular survey data in the area of agriculture statistics.
The basis for harmonisation with the EU standards is legal frameworks referring also to the 2010 Census of Agriculture, and three-year survey on the structure of agricultural holdings:
- Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council.
Data sources
Data sources for updating the register of agricultural holdings are external and internal ones. External sources are administrative (farm register, database for identification and registration of animals, register of organic producers, vineyard register, statistical business register, etc.). Internal sources are regular statistical surveys carried out by Statistical Office of Montenegro as a sample basis surveys or interviews, etc.
All agricultural holdings are covered. 
Obligation to protect individual data
The Statistical Register of Agricultural Holdings is only used for statistical purposes, and is not accessible to the public.