The Ministerial Statistical Office for Agriculture is part of the Office of Statistics and Studies (SSP) under the General Secretariat of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
The SSP is one of the Ministry's two statistical offices, the other specializing in fisheries and aquaculture.
SSP compiles, processes, analyzes, and disseminates statistical data on agriculture, forestry, food industries, land use, and rural area infrastructure and environment.
The SSP is also responsible for coordinating and promoting the development of Ministry's work on economic, social and environmental issues. It is notably in charge of programming and tracking studies and conducts evaluation and forecasting work for the Ministry.
The SSP periodically conducts large-scale statistical operations such as the agriculture census.
At more regular intervals, the SSP executes the following surveys:
For its statistical work, the SSP uses administrative documents such as application forms for subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy (CPA) and the national cattle identification system. In liaison with INSEE, the SSP prepares the agriculture-sector accounts and a large number of economic indices including for wholesale food prices, input prices, and producer prices of agricultural products. The SSP produces balance sheets for agrifood supply chains.
Under the "Annual Agricultural Statistics" program, the SSP compiles agricultural-production data that are consistent at the département, regional, and national levels.
The SSP handles studies for the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
It is in charge of programming and tracking studies. It carries out studies and assessments
of the agricultural sector, forests and agrifood industries. One of the objectives is to
provide public actors responsible for defining policies which affect these sectors,
with information to work on. They rely notably on data from agricultural statistics.
The SSP regularly prepares and disseminates economic and forward-looking studies, evaluations, outlook surveys and short-term forecasts.
The dissemination network—comprising customer reception, information, assistance, and ordering services—is supported by the Regional Agricultural Statistics Offices, the "Agreste" Documentation and Information Center (CDIA) in Paris, and a sales outlet in Toulouse. Detailed publications and tables are available on the website of Agreste.
The Office of Statistics and Studies (SSP) is a unit of the General Secretariat
of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
The SSP is part of the central administration of the Ministry, and addition to the Data Dissemination Unit and the Office of Statistical Information and Methods, it comprises three sub-directorates: the Sub-Directorate of Evaluation and Forecasting, the Sub-Directorate of Agriculture, Forestry and Agrifood Statistics and the Sub-Directorate of Statistical Analyses and Income. The SSP has offices in Toulouse, Beauvais and Paris.
Agricultural statistics rely locally on Regional Departments for Statistical and Economical Information (SRISE) in the Regional departments for Agriculture and Forestry.
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