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Intervention: Timor-Leste

Intervention: Timor-Leste

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Intervention: Timor-Leste

  1. 1. Roundtable on World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 Bangkok, Thailand 19-23 September 2016 Sr. Elias dos Santos Ferreira General Director for Statistics – Timor-Leste General Directorate for Statistics Ministry of Finance E-mail: edsferreira@mof.gov.tl Technical Sessions 3: First Timor-Leste Agriculture Census (TLAC)- Preparation Phase 1
  2. 2. 2  Agriculture sector significantly contributes to Timor-Leste economy;  In 2014 the Agriculture sector contributed 5.9% to non-oil GDP;  The 2004 & 2010 National Population and Housing Census (NPHC) integrated five agriculture questions, while the 2015 NPHC integrated improved Agriculture Module;  1st National Agriculture Sample Survey (NASS) conducted in 2007/08;  The 2010 NPHC 70.4 % lives in the rural areas, of which 86% were engaged in crop and livestock production;  Limited structural information and institutional capacity on agricultural statistics;  The current government is highly committed to realize the 1st Timor- Leste Agriculture Census (TLAC) – as part of the strategy to improve bench mark statistics for better planning and fiscal allocations to achieve food security and poverty reduction. Introduction
  3. 3. The current situation of 1st Timor-Leste Agricultural Census (TLAC)  Integration of the Agriculture Module to the 2015 NPHC – as basis to design the 1st TLAC; 3
  4. 4. What are included in the Agriculture Module of the 2015 National Population and Housing Census • Crop production (by season and type of crops planted); • Livestock rearing (including number and type of livestock); • Fisheries and aquaculture activities • Levels of agricultural activity (Minor agriculture activity (backyard); Producing mainly for home consumption & Producing mainly for sale) • Use of tractors (type and sources/ownership of tractor); • Use of technologies (including mulching, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, improved seeds, and irrigation); • Estimated crop land/area under cultivation; • Land tenure status; • Agricultural labor (household, hired labor, group ). 4
  5. 5. Results from the NPHC 2015 Timor-Leste Agriculture Sector at a Glance • Analysis of the Agricultural Module is on-going • Initial results as follows: • Total Number of Private Households enumerated: 204,597 • Number of households engaged in agriculture: 183,633 (90%) • Number of households engaged in crop production: 162,806 (97%) • Number of households engaged in livestock rearing: 178,363 (89%) • Number of households engaged in Aquaculture & Fisheries: 68,413 (37%) Agricultural Activity Minor agricultural activity (backyard): 84 ,217 (46%) Producing mainly for home consumption: 94,159 (51%) Producing mainly for sale: 5,257 (3%) 5
  6. 6. 6 Crop Production Household growing crops in main season: 162,229 (99%) Household growing crops in second season: 159,567 (98%) Household growing crops in both seasons: 158, 990 (58%) Number of Household has Access to Land: 121,669 (66%) Number of Households with Estimated*Crop Land < 1 Ha : 54,968 1–5 Ha: 18 347 >5 Ha: 1,390 * NPHC enumerators did not take any measurement Results from the NPHC 2015 Timor-Leste Agriculture Sector at a Glance
  7. 7. Analytical Output and Dissemination The products from the Agriculture Module of the 2015 NPHC will include the following:  Complete range of tables by household, to first and third tier of the geographical area (Municipality, Administrative Post and Suco/Village - to be released in September 2016);  Thematic (analytical) report - to be released in October 2016);  Inclusion of agriculture module information into a Census Atlas- to be released in early 2017). 7
  8. 8. Way Forward 8 Definition and operationalization of institutional, administrative and legal framework for the 1st TLAC Preparation and approval of the legal framework (Decree Law/Resolution) for the TLAC Organization and institutionalization of the National Steering Committee on TLAC Organization and institutionalizati on of the Technical Committee on TLAC Organization and institutionalizati on of the Publication Committee on TLAC Confirmation of the government decision on the TLAC timing
  9. 9. 9 Resource Mobilization (i.e Conduct Donor's meetings) Preparation of the Project Document (review/modify the previous 2009 Pro Doc on TLAC) Submission of the Final Agriculture Module Thematic Report and Manual(s) for TLAC to the Government and Dissemination of the thematic report to donors and different stakeholders Way Forward....Contd.
  10. 10. 10 IMPLEMENTATION OPERATIONAL PREPARATION TECHNICAL PREPARATION Way Forward … Contd.
  11. 11. Methodology and Sampling 11 This will be defined once the analysis of the agriculture module from the 2015 NPHC is done All methodologies and sampling design will consider concepts and definitions from the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020.
  12. 12. THANK YOU 12

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