The Angolan Agriculture and Fisheries Census (RAPP) 2018/2019, which began last March, will produce real data on the agriculture and livestock sector, the minister of agriculture and forests said in Ondjiva, Cunene province.
The census, which runs until December 2019, will cover 25,346 villages in the country, have a sample of 80,000 households and businesses in the agricultural and fisheries sector, is funded by the World Bank and estimated to cost US$25 million.
This is a national statistical operation aimed at providing the government and interested parties with up-to-date statistical information on agriculture, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture, according to the Angop news agency.
The minister, speaking at the closing ceremony of the Extended Consultative Council of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which took place on 7 and 8 August, said it was important that livestock breeders, farmers and other stakeholders in the sector facilitate access to information by census interviewers.
The two-day meeting analysed the report on the 2018/2019 agricultural year, the state of preparation of the 2019/2020 agricultural year, the Agricultural Development Fund, Agricultural Census and Fisheries Credit Support and Restructuring Programme and the introduction of VAT (or IVA in Portuguese) in the agricultural sector. (Macauhub)