Cabo Verde takes agricultural census of the archipelago

30 October 2015

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) will invest around 5 million euros in an Agricultural Census (RGA) intended to understand the agriculture and livestock sector of the archipelago, announced the Minister of Rural Development, Eva Ortet.

The minister said the census, the fifth since 1963, will begin on 5 November and will be spread over three months covering all the Cape Verdean islands.

The director of Agricultural Statistics of the Ministry of Rural Development (MDR), Maria Auxiliadora Fortes, said the land agents – 246 interviewers, 63 controllers, 25 supervisors and 54 cartographers – will collect data on agriculture, livestock, forestry and aquaculture.

With this census, the MDR aims to improve the production of agro-statistics, by updating information on agriculture practiced by about 44,506 agricultural holdings in the archipelago. (macauhub/CV)