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Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:57 - Updated Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:56

Farming Census starts February 2020

Luanda - Census of Farmning and Fishing (RAPP) begins next February and goes until December 2020, for the collection, processing and dissemination of data from the country's livestock and fishing productive sectors, announced last Friday by the Census General Assistant Coordinator, Anderson Jerónimo.

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Farming Census starts February 2020

Photo: Estevão Manuel

The RAPP marks a phase in which the country is re-launching its production, where the educational institutions and entrepreneurs need more statistical information , in order to create the documents that might improve strategic plans, also allow a better control and public policies applications, said Anderson Jerónimo, at the press conference where the census was made public.

To give life to this census, the National Institute of Statistic (INE) has about USD 25 million that was made available from the World Bank, split as $583.854 for the pilot test phase and $18.402.000 for the main RAAP project and about $6.012.000 for additional inquiries.

INE will apply, for this work, over Akz 731million kwanzas in salaries for all RAAP's census takers 2018/19.

Each census taker will get around Akz 90.000/month, Akz 1.500 for lunch and Akz 10.000 for accommodation, and other bonuses assured by the all process that will put together about 825 census takers during 5 month of hard work.

The state Farming and Fishing consultant, and also Technical Coordinator at RAPP, Domingos Manuel da Silva, referred that census will bring up the picture of the farming sector productive structure, livestock and fishing, as well as what the country has these three sectors, so we can have a better view and understanding of the villages and infrastructure and access paths.

For the work, 230 vehicles should be used, and 114 will be distributed to an equal number of technical teams.


Before entering the field, RAPP conducted a pilot experiment in five provinces, namely Cuanza Sul, Benguela, Uige, Cunene and Moxico.

At this stage, four different types of questionnaires were applied: household listing in villages and census sections, community or village level; family farms and fishing farms; and of modern farms or of medium and large agribusiness and agricultural enterprises.

Next phases…

The RAPP will happen in four different moments, starting with a FAQ for the local community or the villages, to identify the infrastructures and basic services characterization of abnormal meteorological phenomena and difficulties in producing and disposing of field products.

Right after, the time of application of the household listing questionnaire, takes place, to identify those who are self-employed in farming and fishing.

The other two steps will be to apply the family farms questionnaire to characterize farms, land use and agricultural practices and, finally, the business farms questionnaire.

In February 2020, the community or village module and the three-month household listing module were launched.

In June 2020, the focus will be on the Farming and Fishing Module and the Modern or Enterprise Module (two months).

According to data from the INE technical team, for the community or village questionnaires and listing questionnaires, all villages in the country and all their households will be visited.

For the family exploitation questionnaire, the estimated universe is over 2. 7 million households across the country.

Among those who practice agricultural activities on their own, the sample will be 52,552 families.

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