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Ahead Of 2017 Farmers’ Census: Training Of Data Collectors Underway – Papa Allotey

Eastern Regional Extensions Officer, Papa Allotey says trainers selected to carry out the 2017 farmers’ census across the country are currently being trained ahead of the exercise.

The trainees after their training, he said, are going to collect data on the farming activities of farmers in the country for the year 2017.

According to the Extensions Officer, the ‘training of trainers’ which is expected to end in the coming week will see the exercise begin two weeks after the training activities.

The exercise which is scheduled to be completed in two months’ time will collect the data of farmers in Ghana’s farming sector.

A total of four months will be used to process the collected data into information publications, Papa Allotey explained.

Papa Allotey who spoke in an interview with Captain Adabugar during the Akuafo Sesen segment of the Rite Morning Ride on Thursday to educate the public especially farmers on the farmers census explained the processes going to be employed in the exercise.

“The agriculture holding module is going to be based on various modules which include, house hold module, community module, institutional module, arable crop module, livestock module, aquaculture module and capital fishing so that data can be gathered on all aspects of farming which will be processed into information in four months for publication after the collection,” he told Captain Adabugar.

According to the Eastern Regional Boss of the Extension Services Department, there are have ten (10) training centers in the Eastern Region where the training is currently ongoing together with the rest of the regions in the country.

The data collection, he indicated will look at the type of production engaged in by the individual farmers, the expenditure incurred on one hectare of land, market, age, sex etc.

He was also confident that the use of tablets in the exercise greatly help the exercise.

“The use of tablets for the enumeration will be employed,” Papa Allotey said. “The tablets are well sophisticated for this exercise and immediately after the collection of the date from the grounds, we can send the information to the head office.”

Source: Prince Paul Amuzu/www.ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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