Agriculture Report 2009

The initiative to conduct agricultural production survey is in support of government agricultural development plan. This is true, because the bulk of the population in the country derives its means and sources of livelihood from agricultural activities. The nation depends on agricultural production for the achievement of food security. Because of the unique position agriculture holds in the life of the country, its promotion has been one of the primary concerns of the Government. Planning for agricultural development usually requires a wide range of statistical data covering the different sectors of the economy relevant to agricultural productivity. Thus, regular collection of agricultural data is of great importance.