World Bank finances Angola’s Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Census

29 November 2018

The World Bank will donate US$42 million to Angola to help finance the Agricultural, Livestock and Fisheries Census (RAPP), to be conducted in 2018/2019 by the National Statistics Institute (INE), said the institution’s director general.

Camilo Ceita also said that US$12 million will be invested in two sample surveys of the agriculture and fisheries sectors, the results of which will be announced in the last quarter of 2019.

Technicians from the Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry and Fisheries are involved in this process which is being monitored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other international bodies.

Figures from the General Population and Housing Census, conducted in 2014, indicate that 46% of households are engaged in agricultural activity, out of a total of more than 28 million inhabitants.

The 2018-2019 Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Census (RAPP) is intended to identify the structure of agricultural holdings in Angola, its main practices, as well as the equipment used in production.

This census will also identify the family farm population and the agricultural workforce, set up a farming file and establish a sampling base for agricultural surveys. (macauhub)