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What is Economic Census 2016 Agrofood Entrepreneur?

The Economic Census 2016 Agrofood Entrepreneur is the first census conducted by the Department of Statistics Malaysia to collect comprehensive information on agrofood entrepreneurs in Malaysia.

Agrofood entrepreneur is an individual or group of individuals engage in the upstream agrofood agricultural activities in crops, livestock and aquaculture sub-sectors. They consist of farmers, breeders, operators or project participants who are registered with the respective agriculture agencies and the output of the activities are for commercial purposes.

Commencing February until May 2016, the Department of Statistics Malaysia distributes questionnaires through mail to the entrepreneurs. The completed questionnaires should be returned within 14 days of the notice. If the questionnaire is not received or incomplete, the officer from the Department of Statistics Malaysia will visit the respondents.