Agriculture & Fishery

Census of Agriculture
The 2002 Census of Agriculture (CA 2002) is the fifth decennial census on agriculture undertaken by the National Statistics Office (NSO). Prior to CA 2002, the last agricultural census was undertaken in February 1992 with 1991 as reference period. Previous censuses on agriculture were also conducted in 1980, 1971, and 1960. Similarly, the collection of data on agriculture, although on a limited scale, was included in the Economic Census (EC) of 1903, 1918, 1939 and in the Census of Population of 1948. However, only the postwar census results are available.

The CA 2002 was conducted in March 2003 with 2002 as the reference period. This operation primarily involved listing of all households and enumeration of persons identified as agricultural operators in selected sample barangays.

The data in this report were tabulated according to the geographic location of the residence of the agricultural operators. Another report contains the data based on the location of farms.

The CA 2002 was envisioned with the following objectives:

  1. to determine the structure and characteristics of agricultural holdings;

  2. to determine the number and distribution of households and enterprises engaged in agriculture and to gather information on the operation of these households and enterprises;

  3. to provide the basis for sampling frame for other statistical undertakings; and

  4. to provide basic data for use in national as well as sub-national development planning.
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Census of Fishery
The 2002 Census of Fisheries (CF 2002) was the second phase of the 2002 Censuses of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF 2002). This is the fourth census on fisheries undertaken by the National Statistics Office (NSO). The collection of data on agriculture and fisheries establishments was first included in the Economic Census (EC) in 1903, 1918, 1939, and 1948. Since 1971, and every ten years thereafter, the Census of Fisheries (CF) has been conducted together with the Census of Agriculture (CA) and are collectively known as the Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF). However, for this census round, CF 2002 was undertaken separately from 2002 Census of Agriculture (CA 2002).

The CF 2002 was conducted in September 2003 with September 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003 as the reference period. All fishing and aquaculture operators in CF 2002 sample barangays who were listed during the listing operation conducted in March 2003 and were engaged in fishing activity anytime from the September 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003 were enumerated.

The data in this report were tabulated according to the geographic location of the residence of the fishing and aquaculture operators.

The CF 2002 was envisioned with the following objectives:

  1. to determine the structure and characteristics of fishing and aquafarm operations;

  2. to determine the number and distribution of households and enterprises engaged in fishing and to gather information on the operation of these households andenterprises;

  3. to provide the basis for sampling frame for other statistical undertakings; and

  4. to provide basic data for use in development planning.
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