Training Course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' in Gambia
Date : 16-18 June 2015 Venue : Banjul Gambia

In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' at the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS) in Banjul on 16-18 June 2015. The course was conducted by Mr. Victor Uttah, Senior Statistician at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Nigeria, with the participation of relevant officials of the GBOS.

As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009), agriculture, forestry, fishery statistics includes all agriculture, forestry and fishery related statistics, e.g. agricultural monetary statistics (agricultural economic accounts), agricultural structures (farm structure), trade in agricultural products, agricultural labour input, crop and animal production, agricultural commodities, agro-industry statistics (including food production and safety), organic farming and organic food, government expenditure for agriculture, fishing and forestry, products source and use tables, forest and forest product statistics, forest resource assessment and forest fire, trade in forest products, fisheries. The subject area “Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries” is currently classified under the “Sectoral statistics”, an activities category under the “Economic statistics” domain.

The training course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' focused on the following topics:

  • Survey Design
  • Frame Development
    • Objectives and features of sampling frames, listing exercise and selection procedures
    • Frame problems/challenges and solutions
    • Scope of listing exercise
    • Systematic sampling selection procedures with practical illustrations.
  • Agricultural Statistics
    • Definitions
    • Crop statistics and questionnaires
    • Livestock statistics and questionnaires
    • Poultry statistics and questionnaires
    • Fishery statistics and questionnaires
    • Forestry statistics and questionnaires

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