2014 Census of Agriculture (CA 2014)
About CA 2014
2014 Census of Agriculture (CA 2014) was the 3rd Census for the Republic of Mauritius and the previous censuses were carried out in 1930 and 1940.
Statistics Mauritius conducted the CA 2014 jointly with the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security from July to December 2014.
The CA 2014 was conducted under the provisions of the Statistics Act 2000 amended in 2011.
The Statistics Act provides for an obligation on:
(i) the selected farmers to furnish the required information according to the approved questionnaires; and
(ii) Statistics Mauritius and its employees (including temporary ones) to treat in strict confidence all individual particulars obtained during the census.
Cabinet approved the conduct of the 2014 Census of Agriculture. However, all the questionnaires used for the 3 Phases of the Census were approved by the Statistics Board.
The notice of the taking of the Census was published under Section 13 of the Statistics Act in the Government Gazette as General Notice No. 1541 of 2014 on 18 June 2014.
A field force of around 334 officers was mobilized for data collection.
Data capture and processing
Data capture of the questionnaires was contracted out to a private company. The tables were compiled in-house using the software CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System).
The budget for the CA 2014 was Rs. 14 Mn plus FAO contribution around Rs. 6.1 Mn (US$ 672,000).
The CA 2014 was conducted in three phases and the questionnaire for each phase are as follows:
Methodological and Analytical Report