Key findings from the Uganda Annual Agricultural Survey 2020 provide facts for evidence-based decision making

The Government of Uganda, with the support of 50x2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap, presented the results of the Annual Agricultural Survey (AAS) 2020 on November 18, 2022. The dissemination workshop was led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) with technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

The key findings from AAS 2020 provide statistical information on a wide range of agricultural production indicators, including on agricultural holder characteristics (e.g., sex and level of education), crop area, production and yield, seeds application, farmer training, livestock, and other agricultural practices. The results of the survey, which provides key information on the country’s agricultural sector, will address the data requirements for monitoring and reporting on agricultural national programmes and policies as articulated in the 2015-2025 National Development Plan III (NDP III), including the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The AAS 2020 is the fourth survey successfully implemented by UBOS in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF).

The dissemination workshop coincided with the celebration of the African Statistics Day, an annual anniversary to honour the work of many statisticians, while raising awareness amongst decision-makers, development partners, data producers and users, academia, researchers, and the public on the importance of statistics.

Forthcoming - Full survey report to be released in the UBOS website; interactive tables to be launched in the open data for Africa portal.