Government to launch general census on agriculture in May - The Congolese government will spend about 3.9 billion FCFA to fund a general census on agricultural activities in May 2014, aimed at obtaining data of the food production systems in the country, PANA reported from here, quoting an official communique.
In the communiqué issued Friday, the Congolese government said the exercise that will last till 2016, will allow the country to compare its food production systems with other countries across the world.
The budget for the first year of the census is estimated at 2.4 billion FCFA.
Preliminary exercises, funded by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), have already been done in three Congolese regions.
A general census of agricultural activities has not been carried out in Congo since the past 28 years.