The Cabinet Approves and Issues a Decree on Implementing the Agriculture Census 2020
Ramallah – 04/12/2018 - The Cabinet approved and issued a decree on implementing the Second Agriculture Census 2020, which is going to be implemented in cooperation between the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture, where the agriculture census aims to establish a detailed, accurate, comprehensive and updated database of agricultural holdings, which is considered a key factor essential for the development of strategies and drafting policies for the development of the agricultural sector to improve living conditions and maintain food security for the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.
The agriculture census is one of the basic pillars of the National Statistical System, as the main means of producing statistical information on the general structure and other relevant areas of agriculture. It is the only data collection tool that provides statistical information on agricultural holdings at the lowest geographical level and is therefore an essential source of information for the ministries, institutions, decision-makers, researchers and those interested in State of Palestine. This may contribute to regional planning and optimal allocation of resources, as well as the needs of the private sector.