Agricultural Statistics in Uganda

Year published: 17/11/2010

Production of agricultural data started in Uganda way back during the colonial times when the Ministry responsible for agriculture established an Agricultural Reporting Service in which District Agricultural Officers (DAOs) collected and provided estimates of planted area and yield. The District Veterinary Officers (DVOs) collected and provided data on livestock numbers and products, while District Fisheries Officers (DFOs) collected and provided data on fisheries. It is useful to note that during colonial times, it was mandatory to count livestock in December of each year. This was done using a structured questionnaire that facilitated collection of inventory of livestock and record the numbers, type and productivity (production of meat, hides, milk skins, etc.).