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Overview
Identification
Country
Vanuatu
Title
Vanuatu Agriculture Census 2006-2008

Study Type
Agricultural Census [ag/census]

ID Number
DDI_VAN_VNSO_ARGCENSUS_2006_V01
Version
Version Description
Version 1.1

Production Date
2008-09-30
Overview
Abstract
The Agriculture Census is envisioned with the following objectives:

· To provide data on the structure of agriculture as well as forestry and fisheries in Vanuatu;

· To provide data that will be used as benchmark for current agricultural statistics; and

· To provide sampling frame for surveys on agriculture (crops and livestock), fisheries and forestry.

Specifically, the Agriculture Census Phase II aims:

· To determine the structure and characteristics of the agricultural activities of the households in Vanuatu such as crop gardening, coconut/cocoa/ coffee/kava/vanilla/pepper farming, tending of cattle and other livestock activities, forestry-related activities and fishing operations;

· To determine the number and distribution of household engaged in crop gardening, coconut/cocoa/coffee/kava/vanilla/pepper farming, tending of cattle and other livestock activities, forestry-related activities and fishing operations at the island level; and

· To provide data on the farm/holding/sub-holding area, quantity of the crops grown/sold, number of cattle and other livestock kept as of the day of enumeration, quantity of fisheries species gathered/caught, etc.

Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]

Units of Analysis
Households and individuals about their agricultural involvements.

Scope
Notes
Households

•structure and characteristics of agricultural activities of households in Vanuatu

• number and distribution of household engaged in agriculture

•general characteristics of the household agricultural activities – type of agricultural activities; type of management;

number of households members mainly responsible for agricultural activities in the last twelve months.

Individuals

•Characteristics of members of the household engaged in agricultural activities - relation to head; age; sex;highest education; involvement and average hours worked per week in agricultural activities. number of hired workers and average hours worked per day per person

Topics
TopicVocabularyURI
housing [10.1] CESSDAhttp://www.nesstar.org/rdf/common
censuses [14.1] CESSDAhttp://www.nesstar.org/rdf/common
plant and animal distribution [9.4] CESSDAhttp://www.nesstar.org/rdf/common
agricultural, forestry and rural industry [2.1] CESSDAhttp://www.nesstar.org/rdf/common
Keywords
Agriculture Census
Coverage
Geographic Coverage
The 18 major islands were classified as:

1. small - number of households engaged in agricultural activities less than 500 (Torres, Paama, Erromango, Aniwa, Aneityum and Futuna);

2. medium - number of households engaged in agricultural activities 500-1,999 (Banks, Malo, Maewo, Ambrym,Epi and Shepherds); and

3. large - number of households operating agricultural activities 2,000 or more (Efate, Malekula, Ambae, Pentecost and Tanna).

Universe
The Survey covers all rural households

· Crop gardening

· Kava sub-holding

· Coconut sub-holding

· Cocoa sub-holding

· Coffee sub-holding

· Vanilla sub-holding

· Pepper sub-holding

· Cattle sub-holding

· Other livestock keeping

· Household fishing

· Household forestry-related activity

Producers and Sponsors
Primary Investigator(s)
NameAffiliation
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Government
Other Producer(s)
NameAffiliationRole
Statistics and Demography Program South Pacific CommunityTechnical Assistance
Food Agriculture Organisation United NationsTechnical Assistance
Nirmana Pty Ltd Private Consulation AgencyData Analysis & Report Writing
Funding
NameAbbreviationRole
New Zealand Aid Agency NZAidPrincipal Funder
European Union EUFunder
Australian Aid Agency AusAIDFunder
Food and Agriculture Organisation FAOFunder
Vanuatu Government VANGOVFunder
Other Acknowledgements
NameAffiliationRole
Mr. Pioni Willie Vanuatu National Statistics OfficeNational Project Coordinator
Mrs. Alice Sami Vanuatu National Statistics OfficeDeputy National Project Coordinator
Mrs. Aspinol Amos Vanuatu National Statistics OfficeAdministration & FinanceOfficer
Metadata Production
Metadata Produced By
NameAbbreviationAffiliationRole
Vanuatu National Statistics OfficeVNSOVanuatu GovernmentNational Statistical Agency
Date of Metadata Production
2008-10-31
DDI Document Version
Version 1 (March 2009) SPC Training

DDI Document ID
DDI_VAN_VNSO_ARGCENSUS_2006_V01
Variable information
Technical Information
Datasets
Vanuatu - Vanuatu Agriculture Census 2006-2008