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Business News of Saturday, 28 April 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Statistical Service to conduct Agric census from April 30

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), is conducting a Census of Agriculture from 30 April 2018 to mid-July 2018.

The Census of Agriculture will collect information from households and institutions, and their involvement in agricultural activities in the country.

The information to be collected is critical for Policy makers to better identify, prepare, implement and evaluate development projects aimed at enhancing agriculture in Ghana;

The census will also help to provide other data users with up-to-date and reliable agriculture statistics for programming and monitoring food security and livelihood programmes, among others.

In addition, it will aid in addressing environmental issues especially at the community level as well as provide more up-to-date data on the structure of agriculture in the country, vital to the rebasing of Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The census will also identify planting activities; all types of livestock; all types of aquaculture, as well as those who do fishing, in both inland and offshore waters.

“We entreat the general public to cooperate with the Census of Agriculture enumerators and provide the required information. A successful Agriculture Census is essential for the development of Ghana,” a statement from the GSS copied to Citi Business News said.