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Biliran Statistics Office to Conduct Census on Agriculture, Fisheries

09 January 2013

PHILIPPINES - To establish an inventory of the agricultural and fishery resources of which data collected will be used by policymakers and planners the National Statistics Office (NSO) will conduct the 2012 Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF).

This was revealed by Rose Marie Lumbre, statistics officer of NSO-Biliran, who said that the 2012 CAF will be conducted within a period of three months starting in February until April, this year.

The 2012 CAF, she said, is a large-scale nationwide government undertaking aimed to collect and compile basic information on the agricultural and fisheries sector of the country.

She added that over the years, the CAF has always been the source of a comprehensive statistics in agriculture and fisheries used by the general public, government, business, industries and by research and academic institutions.

The conduct of the 2012 CAF, she said, is important in making meaningful decisions as far as the agriculture and fisheries sectors are concerned. Data collected will provide basic information on the kind of crops planted in the different parts of the country, area planted to each crop, the kind and number of livestock and poultry raised, the kind of species cultured in aqua farms and information on fishing activities which are useful to investors, farmers and fishermen in planning the quantity and types of commodities to be produced, among others.

Lumbre said that the data gathered will be treated with strict confidentiality and will not be revealed to anybody except to authorized NSO personnel involved in the 2012 CAF.

In line with the conduct of the said activity, she is requesting the full cooperation of residents of Biliran to answer all questions asked by the enumerators for the attainment of the objectives and success of the activity. (PIA 8, Biliran with reports from NSO-Biliran)

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