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Belize Linking Population Census and Agriculture Census-1

Belize Linking Population Census and Agriculture Census-1

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Belize Linking Population Census and Agriculture Census-1

  1. 1. Regional Roundtable on World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 22-26 May 2017 Linking Population and Housing Census with Agricultural Census in Belize Technical Session 4 Methodological Consideration 1 Phillip Tate Agriculture Statistician II Department of Agriculture [phillip.tate@agriculture.gov.bz/
  2. 2. Table of Contents - Historical Outline - Introduction & Background (1 – 2) - Census Methodology (1 – 3) - Major Challenges - Lessons Learnt (1 – 2) - Overcoming Census Issues 2011 - Other Issues - Overcoming Challanges – Way Forward 2
  3. 3. Historical Outline - Belize Agricultural Census – 1984/85 - Belize Farm Registry – 2002 - Belize Agricultural Census – 2011 - Belize Agricultural Census 2020 (Joint) 3
  4. 4. Introduction and Background-1 - No Legal Basis for Agricultural Census - Central Statistical Office (CSO) - Agricultural Census 1984/85 - Department of Agriculture (DoA) - Belize Farm Registry – 2002 - April, 2007 – SIB - Formed - DoA – Belize Agricultural Census – 2011 - Overall Census Budget requested US $500,000 - GOB – Enumeration US $162,500 (Enumeration) - Support – FAO – Questionnaire /Manual - FAO - Funding - US $58,000 + FAO Technical Assistance 4
  5. 5. Introduction and Background-2 - Population and Housing Census – Issues – May, 2010 - Combined Censuses – Population and Housing Census (PHC) and Agriculture - Belize Agricultural Census – 2011 - Maps – Enumeration Areas/Agricultural Zones 5
  6. 6. Census Methodology-1 - Country used existing Agricultural Zones - Complete Enumeration – Urban/Rural - Classical Approach - No Frame – List or Area available - Statistical Unit – Agricultural Holding/Household - Questionnaire with supplemental - Enumeration Period – February – August 2011 - Enumeration Method – Paper and Pen Interview (PAPI) - Post Enumeration Survey - None 6
  7. 7. Screening Questions: Did you or anyone in your household:  Grow more than 0.5 acre of crops  Own 2 or more head of cattle or 5 or more sheep, goats, pigs  Own 10 or more chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese  Have any aquaculture ponds for farming fish  Have more than 0.5 acres of fallow farmland and/or pasture land  Have 10 or more bearing fruit trees  Have 10 or more bee colonies 7
  8. 8. Census Methodology-2 Questionnaires Sections - I - Farm and Farmer Identification - II – Total Land and Land Tenure of Farm by Parcel - III – Actual Land Use of the Farm – Permanent (Perennial) Crops - IV – Actual Land Use of the Farm – Temporary Crops - V – Livestock on Farm - VI – Farm Implements and Equipment - VII – Farm and Household Activities 8
  9. 9. Census Methodology-3  Enumeration Period – February – August, 2011  Reference Period – January – December 2010  Enumeration Method – Paper Questionnaire  No Post-enumeration Survey  Census Innovation - None 9
  10. 10. Major Challenges - “Will” and “Need” to develop Agricultural Statistical System - Government Funds Logistics: - Transportation - Supervisor - Fuel Equipment - GPS Other - Large Farm Refusals - Lengthy Processing 10
  11. 11. Lessons Learnt-1 - SIB Support – Coordination and Planning - Support from Senior Management - Timing of the Census – 1st April, ? - Start - Budgetary Considerations - Support Staffing – Supervisors - Training of the Enumerators - Enumerators – Criteria and Selection - Technology – GPS, tablets, GPS etc. 11
  12. 12. Lessons Learnt-2 - Political Interference - Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) Population and Housing Census support - Confidentiality – Combined Efforts 12
  13. 13. Overcoming Census Issues 2011 - Additional Funds from GOB - Used budget allocation 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 - Fuel and Transportation - Support from SIB 13
  14. 14. Other Issues - National Statistical System(NSS)/SIB - SPARS and Rural Statistics - Other Department within the Public Service - Training of Personnel (NSS) - Collaboration with University of Belize (UB) - Training Needs within the Public Service - Primary and Administrative Data - Other Statistical Assets by Departments eg: Land Information Center (LIC), SIB – Enumeration Area (EA) & Household, etc… 14
  15. 15. Overcoming Challenges –Way Forward  Population and Housing Census 2020 - List Frame  Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Funded Project  FAO - Preliminary Assessment - 2015  FAO - In-depth Country Assessment 2017  Strategic Plans for Agricultural and Rural Statistics (SPARS)  MOU with SIB  Implementation Plan for SPARS 15
  16. 16. Thank for your attention!!!! 1

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