The Statistics on Farm Structure are drawn up within the framework of the European Community programme of agricultural surveys carried out by all the member States of the European Union. The purpose is to have updated and comparable information from all the member States and to use these statistics as a basic element in the design of the common agricultural policy.
The Statistics on Farm Structure offer a set of data for the area of Catalonia for the intercensal periods, which were biennial until 2007 and have been triennial since 2013.
Since 2013 the INE has been the body responsible for the Statistics throughout the State. In Catalonia, it works in cooperation with Idescat and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Catalonia, in accordance with the corresponding collaboration agreements.