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Type Corporate Author
Title Agricultural sample survey 2009/2010 (2002 e.c.) - land utilization
Volume 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 1-102
Publisher Central Statistical Agency
City Addis Ababa
Country/State Ethiopia
The relentless exploitation of agriculture and growth of population in Ethiopia have made land an extremely expensive natural resource. This problem is even more pronounced in rural parts of the country within the private peasant holdings where the quest for agricultural land is grave. Land scarcity is in the spotlight and a persistent concern to the government at the height of the march on food security. By virtue of being an indispensable part of life, land is changing invariably in configuration resulting in minuscule holding size per household and becoming a scant supply to farmers in Ethiopia. Information on the mode of land use that prevails within the farming population certainly assists the government to spell out land use policy so as to cope with the pressure on agricultural land. In view of this, to gauge the shifting make – up of land use and help decision makers articulate the fitting policies, the Central Statistical Agency (C.S.A) has been providing statistical information by collecting, processing and summarizing data on the country’s agricultural land use by employing standard procedures of data collection. The 2009/10 (2002 E.C) Agricultural Sample Survey was conducted to furnish data on land utilization within the private peasant holdings for Meher season of the same year. The survey results are presented in this bulletin and on electronic media for data users. This report comprises three parts. Part I contains the objectives of the annual survey. Part II deals with coverage of the survey, sample design, field organization and method of data collection and Part III includes summary of the results. Estimation procedures and formulation of estimates of totals and variance are presented in Appendix I. Estimates of the standard errors with the corresponding coefficients of variations for land use area are presented in Appendix II.

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