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Ghana: President to launch Census of Agriculture in the Western Region

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President Akufo-Addo To Launch Ghana Census Of Agriculture at Sefwi-Wiawso Today

The census seeks to collect information from households on agriculture and related activities from all communities in the country and it is being conducted by conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) together with the Food and Agriculture Ministry.

As part of his regional tour started last month, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today, Friday, June 8, 2018 storm the West Region to begin his three day tour after Ashanti and Brong Ahafo region recently.

He is expected to formally launch the Ghana Census of Agriculture at Sefwi-Wiawso, in the Western Region.

This would be under the theme “Census for agriculture for accelerated national development”.

The census seeks to collect information from households on agriculture and related activities from all communities in the country and it is being conducted by conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) together with the Food and Agriculture Ministry.

A press statement issued by the GSS said the information gathered would aid policy makers to better identify, prepare, implement and evaluate development projects aimed at enhancing the nation’s agriculture.

It would provide up-to-date and reliable statistics for programming and monitoring food security and livelihood programmes.

Additionally, it was going to help in addressing environmental issues, especially at the community level, and to make available fresh data on the structure of agriculture, something vital to the rebasing of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Field work for the census started on April 30, and is expected to be completed by July 31.

The statement said ‘field personnel’ had been visiting households and institutions to identify for enumeration, those engaged in the production of all types of food crop, tree planting activities, livestock, aquaculture  and doing fishing in both inland and offshore waters.

It added that for the exercise to achieve the desired outcomes there was the need for cooperation from everybody and said “a successful agriculture census is essential for the development of Ghana”.

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