SUVA – Enumerators for the 2020 Fiji Agriculture Census will participate in a final series of training to help familiarize themselves with the use of the data collection tools and processes.
A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture explained the training events were being held simultaneously across 7 locations for enumerators nationwide this week.
The ministry said it was important that enumerators who were recruited over the festive season collected factual and reliable data during the national exercise scheduled for 10-28 February 2020.
Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Ritesh Dass told the trainees at the start of the ministry’s training events that they were an important part of the Census operation.
“The Ministry, together with its stakeholders, has conducted a series of training to ensure that officers engaged in this vital operation are appropriately trained to fully understand the systems and processes in place and what is expected of them to deliver,” he said.
“Your role enables the collection of much needed quality information that will populate Fiji’s Agriculture Census data-base.”
The census information should assist government in its planning and policy formulation.
“Any census, survey or data collection exercise needs collaborative input from all levels of the structure in order to be successful, and to be able to generate that quality data,” he said.
The Fiji Agriculture Census training for Enumerators is currently being held in seven centers across all the 4 geographical divisions.
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