Introduction & Background (up to two slides): historical outline of agricultural censuses in your country; legal basis and cens organization; international collaboration/assistance: census budget (by sources of funding), technical assistance
Strategically, it requires the successful development and management of the capabilities covering methods, processes, standards and frameworks, IT systems and people skills that underpin an CISO’s ability to conduct not just an Agricultural census but all of our new statistical initiatives.
An analysis of the changes that your country plans/can introduce regarding the Census Tabulation, Dissemination and Archiving in the next census of agriculture.
Tailor made dissemination products to suit the audiences’ level of statistical literacy on our dissemination framework.
a) The Cook Islands Statistics Office used a range of Software and hardware in order to capture, process, tabulate and disseminate agriculture statistics: Hardware Kodak Scanner i1420 Standard Desktop computers
Software Optical/Intelligent character Recognition Software: Readsoft and Kodak Desktop Capture Pro Census and Survey Processing Software (CSPro) Tabulation and visualisation software: Microsoft Office Suite: MS Access MS Excel MS PowerPoint Documentation and Archiving Software: Nesstar Publisher
Overall Census Constraints and Challenges The baseline budget assigned to conducting a Population and Housing Census was not enough to effectively carry out all phases of the census let alone the inclusion of Several Agricultural Census forms.
Tabulation While the CISO had Capable staff of carrying at the Agriculture Census Tabulation, the organisation didn’t have the capacity to do both the Agriculture and Population & Housing tabulations while simultaneously compiling and publishing all other regular statistical series. Additional funding was required and the tabulation was outsourced to one of the CISO staff to tabulate after hours. This enabled him to stay on top of his daily responsibilities and ensure his 3 statistics series where published on time.
Dissemination A majority of Agricultural stakeholders had Low statistical Literacy which in turn reduced the effectiveness of disseminating agriculture data.
Archiving The archiving phase of the census could have been handled better. The process should have taken place through out all phases of the Census instead of waiting until the end, after completing the dissemination phase. The reality of operating in a small NSO is that staff are stretched thin over multiple outputs and this makes it easy for things to slip through the cracks when time is short. Unfortunately, Archiving is one of the first things to be dropped when time runs out and the pressure piles on.
Cook Islands Agricultural Census 201l: Lessons learnt
Regional Workshop for Monitoring the SDGs related to
Food and Agriculture Sector and on the WCA 2020
Nadi, Fiji 6-10 November 2017
Cook Islands Agricultural
Census 201l: Lessons learnt
Technical Session 17
Cook Islands Statistics Office
Ministry of Agriculture
◦ Census Organisation
◦ Agriculture Census Overview
Tabulation, Dissemination and Archiving
Lessons Learnt and Major Challenges
Opportunities for Improvement
Agriculture Census in the
Conducted every 10 years.
CISO – Legal Mandate*
MOA – Policy/data users
FAO – Subject matter experts
Joint Funding (CIGovt & FAO)
*Statistics Act 2016
1. The Statistics Office
1. Ministry of Agriculture
Lessons Learnt and Major Challenges
1. National Capacity vs Capability
1. Balancing Data Accuracy vs relevance of Agriculture statistics
2. Clashes Competencies: Analytical vs. creative/conceptual
1. Weak practice
2. No policy or procedure
FTE 30+ FTE 10 or less
1. Full Time Equivalent
2. Job Design
3. Career Development
CAPACITY ISSUES OF A SIDS NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE
Overview of Capacity Building Needs.
New CISO Development Needs New Development Barriers
Increase Internal Capacity FTE Staff N#: 30+ in 1997 to 8 in 2017
More Technical Support from SPC SDD (SPC) is being downsized
Financial Support from FAO "Not a donor organisation"
Donor financial support Possible ODA Graduation
2018 2019 2020 2021
Labour Market Assessment
Financial Exploratory Surveys
System of National Accounts
Balance of Payments
Tourism Satelite Account
Labour Force Survey
Opportunities for Improving the
Agriculture Census 2021
Joint budget proposal bid.
Identify and build internal capacity, then capability.
Trail CAPI in the upcoming Labour Force Survey.
Incorporate lessons learnt into Census design for Population &
Housing Census 2021 and/or Agriculture Census 2021
Incorporate FAO expert advice into Census design phase.
CPI & BOP
Vital & CPI
GFS, ICT &
a) The Cook Islands Statistics Office used a range of
Software and hardware in order to capture, process,
tabulate and disseminate agriculture statistics:
Kodak Scanner i1420
Standard Desktop computers
Optical/Intelligent character Recognition Software:
Readsoft and Kodak Desktop Capture Pro
Census and Survey Processing Software (CSPro)
Tabulation and visualisation software:
Microsoft Office Suite:
- MS Access
- MS Excel
- MS PowerPoint
Documentation and Archiving Software:
Tabulation, Dissemination & Archiving