The General Census of Agriculture and Livestock (GCAL) will be conducted according to the modular approach of the FAO World Program for Census of Agriculture 2020, in several stages including a core module (by exhaustive enumeration) and complementary / thematic modules (per survey) based on data from the core module.
Following this modular approach, the GCAL will be achieved in five following phases:
Cameroon has identified agricultural development and the rural sector as the fundamental option for achieving the strategy objectives for the growth and jobs. Agropastoral activities contribute more than 40 per cent in export revenues, 41per cent in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and hire 80 per cent of the active population. They are the main source of income for rural populations and the main pillar of the country's food security.
The diagnosis of the current system of agro pastoral and rural statistics in MINADER and MINEPIA, which are mainly responsible for the policies of the rural sector in Cameroon, shows that the current production of statistical data on this sector of activity is far to be satisfied
For several years, the quality of agro pastoral statistics data has been deteriorated. Statistical production in the agriculture and livestock domains is characterized by the following parameters: