NSO-Surigao Sur conducts consultative forum for 2012 Census of Agriculture, Fisheries
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept 24 (PIA) -- The National Statistics Office-Surigao del Sur office held a Consultative Forum on September 24 at Mabua, Tandag City, in preparation for the 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF).
Said forum is geared to instill awareness among representatives from involved local government units and sectors on agriculture and fisheries; to solicit support from them; and to disseminate results of the previous 2002 CAF to them.
Forty-six people participated in the forum, comprising of city/municipal agriculture officers, agricultural technicians, and chairperson/presidents of the different agriculture and fisheries associations/organizations.
The lecturers were Marito W. Elisan, Jennifer C. Estose, and Marilyn A. Octobre all from the NSO.
Presented were overview of the 2012 CAF, data appreciation of the previous CAF, and data items for the 2012 CAF.
After the presentations, an open forum was facilitated by Luis P. Dwatin Jr. also of the NSO.
Evaluation of the forum and analysis on the data items to be included were solicited from participants through evaluation/recommendation forms.
The 2012 CAF will be undertaken this coming February 2013. It is mandated by Executive Order 352 which requires generation of data for decision-making of government and private sector.
The CAF 2012 is the sixth census undertaken on a large scale, geared toward the collection and compilation of statistics on the nation's agriculture and fisheries sectors.
The forum ended with the awarding of certificates of participation and certificates of appearance. (RER/NGBT/Ruel L. Dres- NSO, PSO-SDS/PIA 13-Surigao del Sur)
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