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Regional workshop for the Pacific on linking population and housing censuses with agricultural censuses

Noumea, New Caledonia, 28 May - 1 June 2012

The workshop was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the first ever of its kind, and in collaboration with  the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Paris21.
 
Purpose
The workshop was based on the FAO/UNFPA Guidelines: “Linking Population and Housing with Agricultural Censuses: with selected country practices". It  brought  together both government statisticians and those in the ministries of agriculture to:
• Discuss the gains from integrated population and housing and agriculture censuses in their countries.
• Provide  information on the best methods for integration under particular country conditions.   
• Open channels for further coordination in integration of the two censuses.

Integration of agricultural censuses with population and housing censuses has been advocated by the several organizations including UNFPA, UNECA and UNECE, and the FAO World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 (WCA 2010) and is in line with the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics promoted jointly by the FAO and the World Bank.

Participants
There were 27 participants from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The workshop brought together professional statisticians working in the areas of agricultural censuses and surveys, and population and housing censuses. They are expected to be involved in designing an agricultural census or a population and housing census in their respective countries in the next round of censuses.

Monday 28 May

Contributor

1. Overview

Pacific Islands agricultural statistics and the ten-year Pacific statistical strategy (TYPSS)

SPC

Global strategy to improve agricultural statistics, implementation in the Pacific region

FAO

Regional implementation plan for the global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP

2. Context

Integrating population and housing censuses with agricultural censuses

FAO

4. Concepts presentation

Concepts: agricultural censuses

FAO

Tuesday 29 May

5. Questionnaire: Agricultural module for population and housing censuses

FAO

Wednesday 30 May

6. Sampling Frame: Collecting information for frame construction for agricultural censuses and surveys

FAO

7. Sampling design and efficiency

FAO

Thursday 31 May

8. Issues for fieldwork and logistic for an integrated census

SPC

9.

Regional Issues for Integrated censuses and surveys: Food security

Measuring Food Security

FAO

Pacific Food Security Framework

SPC

Practicals

Practical A: Concepts used in linked census -In country practices and linkage methods

Practical B: Items and questions for a full agriculture census module in the population and housing census

Group 1 - PNG/Solomon Is, Vanuatu/Fiji

 

Group 2 - Tuvalu/Kiribati/Tokelau Nauru

 

Group 3 - Tonga/Niue/Samoa Palau/FSM

 

Practical C: Questions for frame

Group 1 - Samoa/Solomon PNG, Fiji

 

Group 2 - Vanuatu/Tonga/Niue

 

Group 3- Tokelau/Tuvalu/, Nauru/Palau/Kiribati

 

Practical D: Food security

Group 1- PNG/Solomon Is, Samoa/Vanuatu/Fiji

 

Group 2 - Cook Is/ FSM/Niue/Palau/Tonga

 

Group 3

Country presentations

Linking population and housing to agricultural censuses

Kiribati

2011 Pilot Census

Tuvalu

Agriculture in population and household census

Niue

Integrating agricultural questions in the 2020 round of censuses

Samoa

Integrating Agriculture questions into a population and housing census

Palau

Status report

FSM

Agricultural census in Solomon Island: Future focus

Solomon Islands

Agricultural census in Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga

Agricultural Census 2011 (NSO experience) / (MOA experience)

Cook Islands

Agricultural Census -Sample Design

Vanuatu

Agricultural Census - Sampe design and efficiency

Fiji

Contact

Nancy Chin
Statistician
Statistics Division
FAO Headquarters
Tel. (+39) 06 570 55567
Fax (+39) 06 570 55615

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