IFDC Report, Volume 18, No. 4
This report highlights the recent collaboration between the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and various stakeholders in Albania to lay the groundwork for a national agricultural statistical system. The project, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, aimed to create an area sampling frame (ASF) that would enable reliable data collection for agricultural decision-making and policy formulation. The ASF design focused on estimating cropland areas, forecasting crop production, and monitoring fertilizer application. The study team conducted surveys, utilized satellite imagery, and employed a computerized system to facilitate data storage, estimation, and analysis. The developed ASF is adaptable and versatile, allowing for future surveys and reporting on various agricultural aspects. Implementing this agricultural statistical system is expected to increase agricultural productivity and sustain Albania's free market economy.
Crop production, Agricultural productivity, Fertilizers, Maize