Angola: Farming Census Budgeted At Usd 24 Million

Benguela — At least USD 24.9 million are to be invested for the holding of the farming census all over Angola, whose process is to kick off in March under a credit of the World Bank, said on Monday the head of the enquiry and census department of the National Statistic Institute (INE), Paulo Fonseca.

The INE official disclosed the information during the launching of the first stage of the census, adding that the first phase of the process is to take place in the provinces of Moxico (east), Uíge (north), Cuanza Sul (centre), Benguela (centre-south) and Cunene (south).

The choice for these provinces - in this pilot phase of statistical data collection, processing and disclosure of data concerning the structure of the agriculture, farming and fishing in the country - was due to those regions' agro-ecological and agricultural specificities, which secure logistical density and animals stocks.

With this registration, the Angolan government intends to know the basic statistical structures of agriculture and fishing sectors, which enable to perform studies or research for sample to contribute to the production of an integrated farming and fishing system.

The census is expected to collect socio-demographic characteristics data, small, medium and big agricultural, livestock, fishing and farming explorations, access to agricultural tools, human resources, machines, lands, irrigation, annual cultivation, and access to veterinarian services.

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