Statistics and Data Development Branch

Subscribe to our free E-Newsletter, "Agri-News" (formerly RTW This Week)Agri-News
This Week
 Program description | Key messages| Clients | Contact information | Publications
Program Description

The Statistics and Data Development (SADD) Branch is responsible for the following:
  • leads Alberta’s interests under the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agriculture Statistics Committee, to ensure the proper delivery of Alberta’s agricultural statistics program.
  • develops and maintains comprehensive databases along the agri-food industry value chain.
  • provides agri-food statistical data and information support and services to government, (including the Office of Statistics and Information, Alberta Livestock Meat Agency, Land-Use Framework), industry and the public, to aid in decision making, program and policy evaluation and formulation, etc.
  • in partnership with stakeholders, conducts appropriate research and surveys to develop benchmark data and other agri-food industry information.
Key Messages
  • Proactively develop and maintain statistical data and information on Alberta’s agri-food industry.
  • Provide data and information support to government (including the Office of Statistics and Information), industry and other stakeholders, in response to issues and challenges facing the agri-food sector.
  • In partnership with stakeholders, develop statistical data and information along the agri-food value chain.
  • Add value to statistics through analysis and deliver appropriate products and services to meet clients’ needs.
Examples of initiatives:
  • Partner with Statistics Canada to develop appropriate statistics on Alberta's Agri-Food industry (e.g. farm cash receipts, farm operating expenses, farm income, livestock inventories and crop production).
  • Develop and disseminate appropriate reports for Alberta based on the 2006 Census of Agriculture.
  • Provide data and information support and expertise for Ministry projects and initiatives.
  • Partner with other ARD Branches and industry to coordinate and conduct appropriate surveys.
  • Implementation of findings of the Branch's Client Needs and Satisfaction Survey.
  • Develop and disseminate agri-food trade information and reports to meet client needs.
  • Provide statistical data, information and analysis in support of trade related issues.
  • Develop and disseminate information on Alberta's food and beverage industries, including value of manufacturing sales, employment, and investment.
  • Alberta Crop Report: In partnership with AFSC and Alberta Agriculture Fieldmen, bi-weekly reports are prepared to provide a summation of weather and crop growing conditions in Alberta by region. The reports are available from May to October of each calendar year.

The Statistics and Data Development Branch provides its products and services to a broad range of clients including:
  • ARD Ministry and staff
  • Other governments (federal, provincial, municipal)
  • Industry
  • Producers
  • Agri-businesses
  • Academic institutions and libraries
  • General public
Contact Information

The main contact phone number for the Statistics and Data Development Branch is 780-427-4011.

NamePhoneTitleArea of Responsibility
Reynold Jaipaul
780-427-5376 Director
  • Branch management
  • Farm income
Roy Larsen
780-644-1308Senior Statistician
  • Farm income
  • Farm financial statistics
  • Agriculture Statistics Yearbook
  • Agriculture Statistics Factsheet
Gail Atkinson
780-422-4175Division Internet Administrator/Administrative Support
  • Internet/Intranet
  • Administration
  • Desktop publishing
  • Desktop support
Marian Elson
780-422-2961Administrative Support and Data Processor
  • Statistical database maintenance and processing, invoices
  • Budgeting
  • Supplies procurement, computer inventory
John Paul Emunu
780-427-4243Livestock Statistician
  • Livestock statistics
Marion Harry
780-427-9206Research Assistant
  • Agri-Food trade statistics : Database/product management
  • 2006 Census of Agriculture
  • Agriculture & Food Value Chain Facts
Guangzhi Liu
780-422-4430Senior Business & Research Analyst
  • Real estate
  • Database development and management
Melodie Mynzak
780-422-3943Financial & Research Assistant
  • Surveys
  • Budget and contracts
Barb Pekalski
780-427-5386Trade Research Statistician
  • Agri-Food trade statistics (Alberta/Canada/World)
Ann Stankiewicz
780-422-3099Agri-Food Statistician
  • Food statistics
  • Macro economic indicators
Lukas Matejovsky
780-422-2887Crop Statistician
  • Crop statistics
  • Crop reports


Where to Get Publications/Information
Alberta Agriculture Statistics Yearbook
Agriculture Statistics Fact Sheet (Pamphlet)
Agri-Food Statistics Update
Alberta Agri-Food Measures
Phone: 780-427-4011
Agricultural Real Estate Values in Alberta
Census of Agriculture
Alberta Municipality Profiles - 2001 Census of Agriculture
Alberta Municipality Profiles - 2006 Census of Agriculture
2001 Census of Agriculture for Alberta, I.D., M.D. and County Data by Region
2006 Census of Agriculture for Alberta, I.D., M.D. and County Data by Region
2011 Census of Agriculture for Alberta, I.D., M.D. and County Data by Region
2006 Census of Agriculture - Provincial Highlights
2011 Census of Agriculture - Provincial Highlights
Alberta Agri-Food Exports 2004 to 2013
2001 Alberta Farm Financial Profile
Phone: 780-427-4011
Financial Performance of Alberta's Farm Sector (New)
Phone: 780-427-4011
Weekly Crop Market Review
Livestock and Honey
Livestock Slaughter Summary
Phone: 780-427-4011
Number of Cattle and Calves on Farms in Alberta (January and July)
Number of Pigs on Farms in Alberta
Number of Sheep and Lambs on Farms in Alberta
Production and Value of Honey in Alberta and Canada
Weekly Livestock Market Review
Survey Reports
Alberta Farm Input Prices (AIMS) Survey Results
Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket Survey Results
Alberta Crop Reporting Survey Results (May to December)
Alberta Specialty Crop Survey Results
Greenfeed and Silage Production Survey Results
Alberta Beekeepers’ Survey Results
Alberta Custom Rates Survey Results
Crop and Pastureland Lease and Rental
Field Operations (Spring Report)
Field Operations (Fall Report)
Hay and Silage Making Operations
Grain Harvesting Operations
Livestock Operations

Other Documents in the Series

  Competitiveness and Market Analysis Branch
Economics Branch
Statistics and Data Development Branch - Current Document
For more information about the content of this document, contact Reynold Jaipaul.
This document is maintained by Marian Elson.
This information published to the web on September 30, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on August 21, 2015.