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Vincent and the Grenadines Census

Vincent and the Grenadines Census

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Vincent and the Grenadines Census

  1. 1. Regional Roundtable on World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 22-26 May 2017 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Planned Methodology for 2019 Census of Agriculture Technical Session 18 1 Ms. Deborah Daniel Agricultural Planning Officer Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation office.agriculture@mail.gov.vc
  2. 2. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Background 3. Challenges 4. Methodology 5. Post Enumeration Activities 2
  3. 3. Introduction  St. Vincent and the Grenadines economy remains significantly agrarian.  Agriculture is the critical pillar for economic growth , through the  Creation of employment in the rural economy;  Poverty alleviation;  Food and Nutrition Security;  Reducing hunger and undernourishment;  Import substitution; and Foreign Exchange earnings.  Agriculture is practised on small holdings. 3
  4. 4. Background  Last agricultural census - 2000  The last population and housing census was conducted in 2012  Legal Framework ◦ The Census and Statistics Act No 24 of 1983, gives the Chief Statistician the authority to conduct all censuses and surveys in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. ◦ The Chief Statistician is the Head of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) within the Ministry of Economic Planning, Sustainable Development, Industry, Information and Labour. 4
  5. 5. Background  In 1999 the The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) requested the responsibility to conduct the 2000 Census of Agriculture. The Chief Statistician delegated it shortly thereafter.  The MoA created an Agriculture Census Unit to manage and coordinate the 2000 census.  Agriculture Census Steering Committee was formed to act as a national governing body. 5
  6. 6. Background Con’t. ◦ The CSO provided the MALF technical support throughout the design, implementation and data processing phases of the census.  Funding and Technical Assistance: ◦ Funding came from two sources : STABEX grant funds and the annual budget of the MALF (office space, staff time, material and supplies). ◦ FAO provided technical assistance from the preparatory to the enumeration phase. 6
  7. 7. Challenges – 2000 Census  Several issues were noted during implementation of the 2000 Agricultural Census. ◦ Some pre-coded questions did not capture all possible responses. ◦ Revisits to field to obtain information after issues were identified during the processing phase. ◦ Field supervision was inadequate. ◦ There were more non-response than anticipated. 7
  8. 8. The Way Forward 2019 Agricultural Census  The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) will be responsible for coordinating the Agricultural Census of 2019 with support from the Central Statistics Office.  Statistical Unit – Agricultural holding  Geographical Coverage – The entire country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 8
  9. 9. Frame • A Listing Exercise will be undertaken. • Every dwelling unit to be visited. • Once agricultural holding identified a census questionnaire will be administered. • The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation Regional Extension and Advisory Supervisors prepares a list of large and/or specialised agricultural holdings in their region. 9
  10. 10. Planned Methodology Classical Approach ◦ Essential and relevant frame items to be covered as well as the following:  Land  Crops and Livestock production  Household food security  Intra-household distribution of managerial decisions and ownership on the holding  Demographic and social characteristics  Environment/GHG emissions (to be discussed) 10
  11. 11. Land Items in the Census of Agriculture 2019  Land use data collection at parcel level: ◦ Agricultural Land  Crop land  Arable land  Land under temporary crops  Land under temporary meadows and pastures  Land temporarily fallow  Land under permanent crops  Land under permanent meadows and pastures  Land under farm buildings and farmyards 11
  12. 12. • Land use data collection at parcel level • Forest and other wooded land • Areas used for aquaculture (including inland and coastal waters if part of the holding) • Other areas not elsewhere classified 12 Land Items in the Census of Agriculture 2019
  13. 13. Enumeration Phase Reference Year – January to December 2018 Reference Day – February 14th 2019 Enumeration Period – January 2nd to March 31st 2019 Enumeration Method – Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) 13
  14. 14. Post Enumeration Activities  Post Enumeration Survey • A short survey will be conducted eight weeks after the enumeration activities has taken place to determine the completeness of the Census. • The activity should indicate how many holdings were missed or counted more than once. • The design of the short survey will cover elements required for measuring coverage. 14
  15. 15. Relevant Links  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2012 Housing and Population Census Report:http://www.gov.vc/images/pdf_documents/CensusRep ort2012.pdf  St. Vincent and the Grenadines Statistical Office Web page http://stats.gov.vc  St Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Agriculture Web page http://www.agriculture.gov.vc/agriculture/ 15

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