Training Course on 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Statistics' in Sudan
Date: 02-04 March 2015
Venue: Khartoum - Sudan

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 Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan on 02-04 March 2015. The course was conducted by Mr. Bassam Daoud Mostafa Zain, Statistician at the Department of Statistics of Jordan, with the participation of 40 officials of the CBS of Sudan.

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:

  • Agricultural census (definition, main characteristics, goals, topics which are covered by the census)
  • Census committees and functional structure of the census
  • Implementation stages
  • The follow-up of the implementation stages
  • Agricultural surveys (types of surveys, goals, frameworks)
  • The preparatory stage of agricultural surveys
  • Data collection stage
  • Data processing stage
    • Desktop processing, electronic processing
    • Results extraction and tabulation

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