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Regional Workshop on integrating agricultural questions with 2020 round of population and housing census, Noumea ,. AGRICULTURE CENSUS IN SOLOMON ISLANDS: FUTURE FOCUS. 28 th May - 1 st June 2012. William Okekini Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

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Regional Workshop on integrating agricultural questions with 2020 round of population and housing census, Noumea,

AGRICULTURE CENSUS IN SOLOMON ISLANDS: FUTURE FOCUS

28th May - 1st June 2012

William Okekini

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

Department of Agriculture Planning and Land Use


Basic facts
Basic Facts 2020 round of population and housing census,

  • Agriculture is the ‘backbone’ of Solomon Islands’ economy and rural livelihood.

  • 992 Islands, total land size of 27,547km2 and 0.62 per cent of the total land are arable and suitable for agriculture production.

  • 87 % of the total land is under Traditional Land Tenure System

  • 2009 Household Population census - 515,870, Males – 264,455,

    Females – 251,415, House Holds – 91,251

  • GDP per capita: 2,800 US dollars

  • Agriculture contribution to total GDP ranges from 35 – 42 % per annum

  • Major earnings coming from exported agriculture commodities such as Cocoa Beans, Coconuts (Copra & Oil) and Palm Oil.

  • Stress from TLTS has put pressure on food production, commodity export prospects and food security.

  • Labor force by occupation in agriculture is 75%

  • Agricultural commodity exports are still the major source of earnings to the country.


Map of solomon islands
Map of Solomon Islands 2020 round of population and housing census,


Agriculture data
Agriculture Data 2020 round of population and housing census,

  • S.I is yet to conduct an Agriculture Census

  • HH Population census (Every 10 yrs)

  • HIES (5 yrs)

  • Agriculture Rural Development Study

  • Cash crop data – Cocoa, coconut, palm oil

  • Agricultural and Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators

    Weakness

  • Consistency and cross-sectional

  • Measurements and usage of data

  • Weak partnership linkage between Ministries and other stakeholders


2009 population census questionnaire
2009 Population Census Questionnaire 2020 round of population and housing census,


2009 pcq cont
2009 PCQ Cont… 2020 round of population and housing census,


2009 pcq cont1
2009 PCQ Cont… 2020 round of population and housing census,


Coverage for Solomon Islands - Agricultural and Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators


Uses of the s i agriculture census data
Uses of the S.I Agriculture Census Data Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators

  • Input – output relationship (Productivity)

  • Production Vs Land use

  • Population Vs Production

  • Production Vs Soil fertility

  • Production Vs Farming systems

  • Trend Analysis

  • Food production Vs utilization

  • Designing Gov’t Policies, planning and decision making


Connecting agric census to siiard
Connecting Agric Census to SIIARD Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators

Solomon Islands Information for Agriculture and Rural Development (SIIARD) will result in evidence-based policy, strategic planning, decision-making and implementation of agriculture and rural development programs with regard to:

  • Agricultural land use systems

  • Areas of agricultural opportunity

  • Areas of rural disadvantage

  • Areas of climate-change induced food security vulnerability and adaptability

  • Areas of Food Security and Nutrition, and

  • Areas of and for economic growth and development


Siiard framework
SIIARD Framework Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators


Siiard framework1
SIIARD Framework Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators


Frame work
Frame work Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators

SIIARD

SIRIS

SISEM

SIMAS

AGRICULTURE CENSUS

LAND USE

P 3 D MODELLING


Way forward
Way forward Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators

  • Funding

  • Agric. Census in S.I to be done before 2014

  • Stand alone Project

  • Questionnaire design

  • The use of data in policy, planning and decision making

  • Training – capacity building


Thank you for listening
Thank You for Listening Forestry-themed National Minimum Development Indicators


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