A jopint team from the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Industries (MAAIF) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is going to visit two districts in Uganda with the obejctive to identify options to improve current system of routine livestock data collection, including the simplification of the data spreadhseet that extension officers are expected to fill in monthly.
Dar es Salaam - The data for the second wage of the multi-topic nationally representative Tanzania National Panel Survey, conducted from October 2010 to November 2011 by the Tanzania Natioanl Bureau of Statistics, is now available from free download. The Livestock Data Innovation in Africa Project contribute to improve the livestock module of the agricultural questionnaire.
'What we measure affects what we do; and if our measurements are flawed, decisions may be distorted' (Stiglitz Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, 2010).
'We, the Ministers responsible for Animal Resources in Africa... urge Member States to enhance capacity for timely collection, analysis and sharing of quality data to guide policy, strategy and investment programmes' (African Union, 2010)
'At present there is a serious paucity of statistical data on which to base marketing, investment, or policy decisions, or with which to assess the efficacy of current commitments or policies' (Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics, 2011).
'There is... inadequate data to demonstrate quantitatively the role of animal resources in African economies, and to use such data to create broad awareness among policy-makers and investors' (AU-IBAR Strategic Plan, 2010-2014).