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South Africa to conduct CoCA 2017

South Africa will conduct a countrywide Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA) from 15 October 2018

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will deploy about 600 field representatives to visit commercial farms in the country to determine the number, size of farms, crop types grown in different geographical areas and agricultural inputs such as irrigation use.

Statistician General Risenga Maluleke has invited media representatives to announce the status of CoCA 2017.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) recommends that a country conducts an agricultural census at least every 10 years. The data obtained from the survey will give a clear picture of the size and structure of the agricultural sector, the sector’s contribution to national accounts and employment figures.

The media briefing will be held on 8 October 2018 at Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre, Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard and Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.